Lesandro Guzman-Feliz Death

Minnie Murray
June 25, 2018

On Wednesday night, (June 20) surveillance footage showed five men brutally attack Junior inside of the Cruz and Chiky Grocery store on the corner of E. 183rd St. and Bathgate Ave.in Belmont.

Officers said with his dying breath, the 15-year-old asked for some water, according to ABC 7 NY. The five suspects are members of the Trinitarios, a well known Dominican gang.

Paterson police received a tip at about 2 p.m. that four people connected to the attack of Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz were holed up at a house on East 23rd Street in Paterson, a source tells PIX11.

Lesandro's sister, 17-year-old Genesis Collado-Feliz said, "He tried to run into the store because he thought he'd be safe".

She said Lesandro had recently become friends with a group of older boys, but she insisted he was not in a gang.

"Since he was 5 years old, he told me, 'Mommy, I want to be a police, '" Feliz told the New York Post. In one video, taken from outside a window several stories above the violence scene, bystanders can be heard screaming, "Oh sh**!"

The teen managed to run to Saint Barnabas Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Guzman-Feliz attended Dr. Richard Izquierdo Health and Science Charter School.


Five gang members have been arrested in the murder of a teen who once dreamed of becoming a policeman.

The hashtag #JusticeForJunior surfaced online following news of the incident and caught the attention of public figures like Cardi B and Kehlani.

"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!"

The NYPD have released photos of the men suspected of murdering Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, the New York Daily News reported.

Grullon, 19, said the messages were meant to prove Junior's innocence.

"Hey everyone I opened up a gofundme account for my brother in law and he's family due to financial difficulties at this moment since he's death was so sudden and tragic".

Other reports by

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER