Lesandro ‘Junior’ Guzman-Feliz, 15, of Bronx, New York passed away after he was brutally murdered on Wednesday outside a Bronx deli. On Wednesday, June 20, Junior left his home at about 11:30 PM to loan a friend $5. Taking too long, his mother called moments before the attack. Junior was then attacked by five men believed to be part of the Dominican gang Trinitarios and stabbed the teen several times including in the neck. Authorities say the men attacked Junior in a case of mistaken identity after a video circulating social media showed a teen having sex with a female relative of one of the attackers. Junior managed to run to Saint Barnabus Hospital where he later died from his injuries. Police have announced that they have arrested five gang members in connection with his death. CBS2 reports that three of the suspects were arrested in Paterson, New Jersey, while the other two were taken into custody in the Bronx. Video of the attack circulated social media and caused an outpouring of sympathy for the victim and empathy for the victim’s relatives. One member of Junior’s family said he received an anonymous apology from a member of the gang admitting Junior wasn’t the intended target. “I’m sorry,” one of the messages from a “top leader” said, according to Derek Grullon, 19, the boyfriend of Lesandro’s sister, Genesis. “I know it doesn’t mean a lot. It wasn’t supposed to be him,” the message continued. The gang leader said in a two-minute Snapchat recording that the murderers responsible for Junior’s death have been kicked out from the notorious Dominican crew. The tragic mistaken-identity slaying may have been sparked by a sex video. It is believed that the murderers mistook Lesandro for a similar-looking, curly-haired teen who faces the camera prominently in the sex video that was posted on Facebook. Junior was a member of the NYPD Explorers and according to his family Junior dream was to become a detective. Our prayers sent to Junior’s family and friends at this time. Rest peacefully... ✨ #justiceforjunior #lesandroguzmanfeliz
Last week, in what now is believed to be a case of mistaken identity, a 15-year-old boy named Lesandro Guzman Feliz was brutally murdered by gang members in the Bronx.
The hashtag #justiceforjuinor is cycling the internet after the attack. Surveillance videos surfaced showing the gang members pulling Feliz out of a Bodega corner store, then over five men repeatedly stabbed Feliz with knives and machetes. Feliz was able to run away after the men backed off. He made his way to the hospital down the street before bleeding out in front of the emergency room.
Social Media is raging after the incident, saying the attack is "unfair" and that he is "just a child." People are also criticizing police after a video shows them asking what happened instead of rushing him into the hospital.
After an interview with news outlets, his sister said Feliz' last words were that he "needed water" because he was choking on blood.
Police have tracked down six members of the Trinitarios gang, and believe that more suspects are involved in the attack. They believe it was a case of mistaken identity a video of a young girl involved in a sex tape surfaced. The video, posted on Facebook, showed two young men having sex with the girl who is believed to be a family member of the gang members.
The Bodega where the murder happened is now shut down an investigation is still underway to catch all suspects in the murder.
🚨Update 06/25/18 2 :00PM 6 MORE ARRESTS 🚨 As of Monday 2::00 PM June25th the news reported the police have made 6 arrests in NJ The other guys are pending charges and more are anticipated. Confirmado por la policia que ya tienen a 6 bajo arresto y más en busqueda por la muerte de Junior Justice is coming Junior 🙏. #justiceforjunior #justiciaparajunior #bronx #newyork #justiceforjunior💔 #lesandroguzmanfeliz #rip #justiciaparalesandroguzman #sipjunior one with the Champion hat and now he shaved his face The other guys are pending charges and more are anticipated. News reported they made the arrests in New Jersey. Confirmado por la policia que ya tienen esta tarde a 6 personas bajo arresto y más en busqueda por la muerte de Junior Justice is coming Junior 🙏. #justiceforjunior #justiciaparajunior #bronx #newyork #justiceforjunior💔 #lesandroguzmanfeliz #rip #justiciaparalesandroguzman #sipjunior
Celebrities are showing their love to the Feliz family, LALA Anthony came to visit the family and Rapper Cardi B donated 8-thousand dollars to the family as well.
People in the Bronx are also gathering for a memorial where he was killed with candles chanting "Justice for Junior."
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