8th suspect arrested in machete murder of Bronx teen

Marsha Scott
June 27, 2018

The NYPD and the Paterson Police Department did not immediately respond to requests for comment on reports of additional arrests made. He was dragged out of the business and slashed in the neck with a machete.

In the wake of the brutal murder of 15-year-old Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz, the NYPD is cracking down on the Dominican gang believed responsible for that and several other acts of brazen violence.

The other six are in custody in Paterson, New Jersey, and will be extradited to NY to determine any role in the slaying, authorities said.

"He entered a plea of not guilty", his defense attorney, Manuel Portel said.

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Santiago Rodriguez, 24, face homicide, manslaughter, and assault charges in New York City, said assistant Passaic County prosecutor Nick Katsanos during the hearing.

Since the 1990's the Trinitarios have been reportedly dealing drugs and trafficking illegal weapons, according to United Gangs.

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A source says five suspects are in custody in connection to the slaying of Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, the teen whose death sparked an intensive manhunt after surveillance video showed the suspects converging on a Belmont bodega. They sent a large contingent of cops and found four people tied to the attack of Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz who were holed up at a house on East 24th Street in Paterson, a source told WPIX.

That victim survived the incident, but remains in the hospital in critical condition after losing a kidney.

The gang killed the boy in a case of mistaken identity, according to family members. The video also featured a relative of one of the gang members.

New video emerged of the assault late Monday that appeared to show Guzman-Feliz jumping over the counter of the bodega and attempting to hide from his assailants before the attack. That's the only thing that can bring me back to life, real life.

"Thank God they were caught", Leandra Feliz, told CBS2.

A GoFundMe campaign set up to raise money for the teen's funeral had raised more than $256,000 by Tuesday afternoon. Family members said the teen was in the area because he was going to lend money to a friend. "He would say, mommy, I want to be a police [sic] officer", his mother said.

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