(Bronx, NY) – It’s been almost a year since 15-year old Lesandro (Junior) Guzman-Feliz was brutally murdered in the streets of the Bronx by several members of the Los Sures set in the Trinitarios gang.
In what suspects now turned witnesses have said, on June 20, 2018, the gang set out in four cars to to attack a rival set of the gang called “Sunset,” when they encountered Junior.
Believing the teen was a member of the rival gang, they chased him into a bodega on East 183rd Street in Belmont, dragged him out onto the sidewalk and stabbed him multiple times with knives and a machete. The final blow, a knife wound that went 4 1/2 inches deep from the left to the right side of Junior’s neck cutting his jugular and the back of his mouth was fatal.
The murder was caught on surveillance camera from beginning to the end where Junior is seen bleeding out on a set of stairs outside of a security booth and across the street from St. Barnabas Hospital where his mother worked.
Catch up on the trial below With Mary Murphy of PIX News:
(Bronx, NY) – Nineteen-year-old Kevin Alvarez is the latest suspect to be arraigned in the murder of 15-year-old Junior Guzman-Feliz. Alvarez, one of eight suspects in the crime, appeared before a Bronx judge and stood just feet from the victim’s family.
Authorities have accused Alvarez of dragging the victim out of the Belmont bodega where it happened last week. His next court appearance is July 16th.
Alvarez is in the white jeans. Facing 2nd degree murder, he’s pleading not guilty and says he did not know that they were going to attack Junior with knives and machetes. He claims he was told that it was just going to be a fight. After Alvarez pulled Junior out he was immediately attacked and butchered by seven to eight people. He then backs away from the scene and out of the camera’s view.
(Paterson, NJ) – Six suspects in the fatal stabbing of a Bronx teen are being extradited from New Jersey, in a crime that’s outraged the community. The attack claimed the life of 15-year-old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, known to friends and family as “Junior”, and launched the hashtag “Justice For Junior” on social media.
Three Bronx men, one Long Island man, and a Paterson man appeared before a judge in Paterson before being sent back to New York City to face charges.
A “Justice for Junior” march is being held tonight, retracing the steps the victim took when he tried to save his own after the attack. The funeral for Guzman-Feliz will be tomorrow morning at Our Lady of Mount Carmel in the Bronx.
(Bronx, NY) – Hundreds of people are mourning the death of a Bronx teenager hacked to death by a machete-wielding gang at a local bodega.
A wake was held Monday for 15-year-old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, an aspiring young police officer who cops say was killed in a case of mistaken identity. Seven people are in custody in connection with his killing. Police say they are members of the Dominican gang “Trinitarios.”
Several celebrities have publicly mourned Guzman-Feliz’s death, including rapper Cardi B and Rihanna and former Knicks star Carmelo Anthony and his wife La La Anthony. Another wake is planned for Tuesday and a funeral on Wednesday
(New York, NY) – With help as close as New Jersey and as far away as the Dominican Republic, the New York City Police Department is hauling in the gang members who butchered an innocent teenager. The latest here from CH.2 in NY.
(Bronx, NY) – A wake is being held today and tomorrow, a funeral on Wednesday, for the Bronx teenager murdered in a machete attack. Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, a 15-year-old who talked constantly about becoming an NYPD officer, was butchered outside a Belmont bodega last week in what police say was a case of mistaken identity.
Five members of a Dominican street gang called Trinitarios have been arrested in New York and in Paterson, New Jersey after apologizing on social media for slaughtering the wrong guy. Apparently, he looked like a teen in a Facebook video seen having sex with a young woman related to one of the gang members. A 19-year-old, Kevin Alvarez of the Bronx, is charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter and gang assault.
(Bronx, NY) – Five people are under arrest in the brutal murder of a Bronx teenager. Speaking with NY1, the victim’s mother said she is heartbroken by his senseless death.
Two of the suspects in the killing of 15-year-old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz were taken into custody in the Bronx. Three others were in Paterson, NJ. Police say more arrests are expected. The five are allegedly members of a Dominican gang known as Trinitarios.
Guzman-Feliz was hacked to death in a bodega on East 183rd Street and Bathgate Avenue with a machete and knives in what officials believe was a case of mistaken identity. The teen was a member of the NYPD’s Explorers youth program and wanted to become a detective.
A wake is being held today and tomorrow, a funeral on Wednesday, for the Bronx teenager murdered in a machete attack
(Bronx, NY) – According to a published report, this week’s stabbing death of a Bronx teenager was likely a case of mistaken identity. The “New York Post” says a prominent member of the Trinitarios street gang sent out a snap-chat video in which he apologized for the slaying. Fifteen-year-old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, known to friends as Junior, was dragged out of a Tremont bodega and brutally attacked on Wednesday night.
Police believe the group of attackers may have mistaken the boy for another individual while seeking out revenge. It’s possible that the stabbing of a different 14-year-old boy, which happened on Monday, is connected.
Rumor has it that one of the suspects has been arrested but that news hasn’t been confirmed. Guzman-Feliz’s friends and family are outraged that no one came to his defense at the bodega, and the grocery has since closed due to that anger. NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea released surveillance images showing the alleged attackers, and he is urging anyone with information to come forward.
(Bronx, NY) – Eight of the suspects caught on camera butchering 15-year old Lesandro (Junior) Guzman Feliz outside of Zesarina Grocery are now in custody after police say they apprehended two men in the Bronx and three others in Patterson, NJ.
The murder of the young boy caught world wide attention with many posting names and images of the suspects on line to help facilitate their arrests. Considering that members of the Trinitarios gang reached out to family members to apologize, it’s no surprise it didn’t take long for police to find the killers. This after news that it could’ve have been over a sex video and mistaken identity.
The video, which completely rips at your heart, shows the teen being dragged out of the bodega by two men while two other men working inside the store seemingly do nothing but shoo them away to make sure they leave. That’s where the nightmare began.
The men pull Junior around the corner and instantly attack him. Two of the murderers were armed with machetes while three others had knives. A sixth man captured on video had his face covered.
The savage attack lasts for less than 30 seconds and Junior is hacked and stabbed violently over and over again. When the teen is close to escaping one of the suspects appears to slice his throat from behind. Witnesses looking down on the scene yelled at the attackers to stop as Junior gets up and runs back towards the entrance of the store before coming back to the scene with blood gushing from his neck.
During the attack, a couple walking down the street, look on but do nothing. And one of the men who was operating the store peeps around the corner and sees the teen being stabbed to death….but again does nothing.
The youngster ran about a block up the road where more video shows him dying on the steps of a building directly across from St. Barnabas Hospital where people believe he was running to get help but couldn’t make it. Drenched in blood, surprisingly, he was still alive at that moment but later succumbed to his injuries.
Feliz’s mom says he left the apartment briefly to meet a friend and loan him 5 dollars. His mother told him to come right back and he never did. One has to wonder if the ‘friend’ set him up.
Junior’s brother-in -law, 19-year old Derek Grullon and his wife, Junior’s sister, say they have heard directly from members of the Trinitarios, a Dominican gang known for violence.
‘They said, ‘We had the wrong person.” She got a two-minute video mea culpa via Snapchat, he told the NYPost, in which the gang leader ‘said they kicked all of them out of the gang.’
The wrong person? The mistaken identity involves a sex video of a young woman having intercourse with another man while another guy live streams it. The woman is aware that she is being taped, covering her face with a shirt at times while participating.
It is believed that one suspect is still out there. Junior’s mother hopes neighbors will boycott the Bodega where it happened. Two operators of the store, one believed to be the owner, did nothing to help Jr. He all but helped the men drag Junior out of the store and to his death. Heartbreaking, considering the teen’s mom said the store’s owner knows her son very well and watched him grow up.
A go fund me page was setup to help the family with expenses. $15K was requested…almost $140K has been donated in 3 days. Rapper Cardi B donated $8K. Click on the link to contribute! Justice For Junior!