The city of New York came together to find the killers of Lesandro Guzman-Feliz.
Five male suspects have been taken into custody Sunday in connection with the horrific murder.
The 15-year-old boy from The Bronx – affectionately name Junior in his local neighborhood – was dragged out of a convenience store and viciously stabbed last Wednesday.
19-year-old Kevin Alvarez has been charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter and gang assault. The names of the suspects are expected to be released following further investigation by authorities.
Police Received A Tip Off
New Jersey police say they were given a tip off over the whereabouts of the suspects. They are all allegedly part of New York-based Dominican gang, Trinitarios.
One of the top leaders of the gang allegedly apologized over Snapchat over the mistaken death of Junior and kicked the suspects out of the gang.
Meanwhile the New York Police Department released a statement on Sunday night.
‘The Department has identified multiple suspects and is in the process of interviewing some of them at this time. Initial arrests have been made, and more are anticipated,’ the statement read.
‘The NYPD thanks the public for the outpouring of tips in this case, and encourages people to continue to come forward if they have information to share. Additional information will be released as it becomes available and confirmed.’
The shocking attack took place outside Zesarina Grocery located on East 183rd Street in the Belmont section.
‘A Case Of Mistaken Identity’
Police say the killing was ‘a case of mistaken identity over a sex tape.’
CCTV video posted online shows the pack of men dragging Junior by the hood of his jacket out of the bodega.
He was mercilessly stabbed and slashed with a machete by his attackers before they fled on foot.
Junior was seen standing on the street corner with blood pouring from a wound on his neck.
He then tried in vain to get to the nearby St Barnabas Hospital but collapsed a block away.
The GoFundMe page for the family, Justice for Junior, raised $149,000 of its $15,000 goal as of Sunday night