Suspects Arrested Over Bronx Boy Stabbing Named

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The other six suspects, identified as Danel Fernandez, 21, Joniki Martinez, 24, Jose Muniz, 21, Manuel Rivera, 18, Santiago Rodriguez, 24, and Jose Tavarez, were arrested in Paterson, N.J. on Sunday and are awaiting an extradition hearing scheduled for Tuesday afternoon, prosecutors said.

Trinitarios, the gang that allegedly claimed responsibility for the attack, said Guzman-Feliz was not their intended target, and they'd mistaken him for someone else they'd planned a hit on, according to the New York Post. As it was previously reported by the Inquisitr, surveillance video released Friday shows the teenager staggering off a few seconds after the attackers fled the scene in different vehicles.

Guzman-Feliz, who was known to friends as "Junior", was a member of NYPD Law Enforcement Explorer program, was dragged from a Bronx store and stabbed multiple times.

He managed to escape and run one block to St. Barnabas Hospital, but it was too late.

Another suspect, Kevin Alvarez, was arrested in the Bronx and pleaded not guilty to murder charges Monday night.

According to CBS New York, Lesandro was attacked by a group of five men who were in a local gang.


NY police have continued to update fans on Lesandro's murder investigation with daily social media posts.

"What happened to this young man should have never happened so we're going to take this walk and we're going to walk for Junior", said community advocate Tony Herbert. "He was a good and sweet kid", Leandra Feliz, his mother, said.

A relative of the slain teen said he's received several mea culpa messages from gang members via Facebook apologizing for the brutal killing.

At the funeral home, Lesandro's father showed a fresh tattoo of his son on the back of his hand. The rapper Cardi B and New York Yankees pitcher C.C. Sabathia were among those who spoke out using the hashtag #JusticeforJunior, and former New York Knicks player Carmelo Anthony visited Lesandro's family with his wife, La La. "R.I.P. These Bronx streets are ruthless", she wrote.

Last week, several men attacked Guzman-Feliz inside a bodega in the Bronx. They were being held on Monday at the county jail in Paterson based on arrest warrants from New York City.

A GoFundMe Page was set up to help the family with funeral costs. "The police are doing a great job with the arrests and I hope that they continue to go to the end and find all of the people who were involved".

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