Five Suspects Arrested For The Murder Of Junior Guzman-Feliz

Marsha Scott
June 26, 2018

One person, 19-year-old Kevin J. Alvarez, was arrested and charged with two counts of murder, manslaughter, gang assault and assault, police said.

Information on his lawyer wasn't immediately available.

This is the innocent Bronx boy hacked to death in a tragic case of mistaken identity.

"A source told PIX11 one gang member was angry because a relative was featured in a sex video and thought Guzman-Feliz was in the video", the report said.

"Upon arrival, officers were informed that a 15-year-old male was involved in a dispute with a group of males in front of the location, prior to being stabbed in the neck", police said.

Guzman-Feliz was left bleeding to death and screaming on the corner with his hands raised before running across the street to a hospital, police said.

Junior's sister said he loved Carmelo. Surveillance video footage from outside the store released to the public shows the moment the horrific scene unfolds.

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Cheers rang out outside a makeshift memorial for the teen at the bodega Sunday on the news of the arrests, the station reports.

Those men have been identified as Jose Taverez, 21, of the Bronx; Manuel Rivera, 18, of the Bronx; Danel Fernandez, 21, of the Bronx; Santiago Rodriguez, 24, of the Bronx; Jose Muniz, 21, of New Jersey; and Joniki Martinez, 24, of Freeport, New York.

NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea also Tweeted, "We have made arrests regarding the murder of 15-yr-old Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz".

Members of the teen's family allegedly received text messages from a high-ranking gang member who apologized for the mistaken identity crime.

The heartbroken mother of a slain 15-year-old Bronx boy said she has yet to receive a condolence call from Mayor de Blasio or Police Commissioner James O'Neill.

As video emerged of his vicious attack, the Bronx rapper reached out to Junior's family to help out with $8000 (£6023).

The teen's grieving mom, Leandra Feliz, 48, told the news outlet her son was her "angel". "They killed my son, and they killed me at the same time.I feel death right now".

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