Thousands turn out to pay respects to slain 15-year-old

Jun 26, 2018, 06:47
Thousands turn out to pay respects to slain 15-year-old

A 19-year-old is facing murder charges in the brutal killing of an innocent teen in New York City.

Information on his lawyer wasn't immediately available.

On Wednesday, a group of men brutally attacked and killed Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz, a 15-year-old boy who aspired to be a detective. Surveillance footage shows a few of the suspects followed the teen into the store (located on East 183rd Street and Bathgate Avenue), and then dragged him out while employees stood by.

A bleeding Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz, 15, is seen walking back inside, where he jumps over the counter in what appears to be an attempt to flee his attackers. "The suspects fled the location and the victim ran to Saint Barnabas Hospital, where he was pronounced deceased".

Five people have been arrested after a NY teen was hacked to death with a machete in a case of mistaken identity, according to multiple reports. He aspired to be a police officer one day, his family said.

"He was never going to give up on his dream of being an NYPD detective", Shea said, "and we'll never give up on him". The NYPD says they have received a "torrent of tips", so many they had to add extra staff to the CrimeStoppers tip line.

The six men arrested in Paterson on Sunday will be in Superior Court in New Jersey on Tuesday for an extradition hearing. Investigators tell the station all have links to a gang. Trinitarios reportedly formed on Rikers Island and is known as the United States' "largest Dominican gang". One relative who did want to identified said an alleged gang member sent an apology on Snapchat. Chief Shea believes people became "disgusted by what they saw" and chose to bring justice to Junior and his family. "But he's gone. That doesn't change anything".

Lala Anthony also shared a photo of herself visiting Guzman-Feliz's makeshift memorial Sunday, saying that "it's heartbreaking what happened to him".

Lesandro's Mother, who says her son only left their apartment to lend $5 to someone, spoke to CBS2 about the news of the arrests.