Celebrities speak out after teenager is killed in the Bronx

Elias Hubbard
June 25, 2018

Investigators say 15-year-old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, who had dreamed of one day becoming an NYPD detective, was stabbed by members of a local gang following an altercation inside a bodega in the Belmont section on June 20. People can be heard telling the boy, who was referred to as "junior", to "keep [his] eyes open" as they told him to "keep talking".

Police released footage of the gruesome incident in a bid to locate the criminals, Inquisitr reported. The teen was then dragged outside where he was repeatedly stabbed with machetes. "They were grown men and he was only 15", in a statement to the New York Post.

Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz was dragged out of a store on Bathgate Avenue and killed by a group of men with a machete.

Others shared still frames from the video, including ones that showed the attackers faces more clearly.

The NYPD released images of six male suspects (video shows five of them) wanted for questioning, plus images of vehicles at the scene. "I don't know what I'm going to do without him".

The investigators trying to solve his murder represent the teen's professional aspirations, said his mother, Leandra Feliz.

Police said he had run towards St Barnabus Hospial before succumbing to his injuries just feet away. Once the news spread on social media, celebrities like Cardi B - who's from the Bronx - expressed her condolences and highlighted the NYPD's slow response to help the teen.

The boy's family members told Daily News he was not a gang member, but he may have been friends with someone who was, and they do not believe the attack was a case of mistaken identity.

He attempted to run to St. Barnabas Hospital to seek help but collapsed and police say he later died.

"They are actively investigating several promising leads and have gotten several tips from the public that they are working right now", a senior police official said Friday.

Police urge anyone with information to call their tip line at 1-800-577-TIPS.

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