The NYPD released images of six male suspects (video shows five of them) wanted for questioning, plus images of vehicles at the scene. While police continue to search for the five unidentified men responsible for his murder, Junior's family say they've received Facebook messages from men affiliated with the Trinitarios Dominican gang who admitted the teen was the victim of mistaken identity.
According to reports, Lesandro Guzman-Feliz was stabbed multiple times with a machete after getting into an argument with a group of men in a bodega near his home in the Bronx Wednesday night (Jun. 20).
According to police, the mortally wounded boy never reached the hospital and collapsed a block away.
Graphic surveillance footage obtained by Daily News shows at least five men ambushing the boy outside Cruz and Chiky Grocery on the corner of E. 183rd St. and Bathgate Ave.
Police said the killing was "a case of mistaken identity over a sex tape" as Guzman-Feliz became involved in a dispute that turned fatal with the group of men.
PIX11 in NY reports four of the people arrested were found holed up in a house in Paterson, and a fifth was taken into custody in the Dominican Republic.
Guzman-Feliz was described as "a snazzy dresser who liked jeans and Air Jordans".
"These Bronx streets are ruthless.What piss me off the most is that these BX cops be harassing the shit outta people then they see a boy bleeding to death and ask what happen?"uuuummmmmmmm How bout you call the ambulance like ya be calling for back up when ya see nikkas smoking in front of a building!"
"That was a baby", railed Janet Zorilla, whose son was friends with Guzman-Feliz.
The NYPD said the teenager, known as Junior, ran to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
"All I can say was that he was a good kid", sister Genesis Collado-Feliz said. They allegedly hacked him to death with a machete and knives once they got him outside. 'They were grown men and he was only 15'.
They have one objective, he said: Justice for Junior.