Officials identify men held in connection to teen's slaying at bodega

Officials identify men held in connection to teen's slaying at bodega

A relative of Lesandro (Junior) Guzman-Feliz said he got several mea culpa Facebook messages from men who said they were members of the Trinitarios, a Dominican gang. "Additional information will be released as it becomes available and confirmed". Family and friends told CBS New York it was a tragic case of mistaken identity.

Police investigating the crime say that there are likely six people involved in the murder of Lesandro Guzman-Feliz. He was dragged out of the business and slashed in the neck with a machete.

Please note that the following surveillance video footage of the attack on Guzman-Feliz contains graphic images. He said Junior was an aspiring NYPD detective.

Sunday, McShea said arrests had been made in the case and thanked the public for the "many, many valuable tips".

A leader from the Trinitarios street gang apologized to the boy's family after admitting it had killed the wrong person, the New York Post reported.

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The other six are in custody in Paterson, New Jersey, and will be extradited to NY to determine any role in the slaying, authorities said.

Cheers rang out outside a makeshift memorial for the teen at the bodega Sunday on the news of the arrests, the station reports. The suspects bolted and Guzman-Feliz tried to reach a nearby hospital on foot, but collapsed before arriving.

Guzman-Feliz was an aspiring police officer who was a member of the NYPD's youth Explorer program, NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermont F. Shea said in a tweet. Leandra Feliz and Lesandro Guzman spoke outside the Ortiz Funeral Home in the Bronx on Monday where a line of mourners gathered to say goodbye to their son. Guzman-Feliz, affectionately known as Junior, was described as a "good kid" by family and community members.

Following his death, a GoFundMe page was set up for the family - it has so far raised $146,627 (£110,638) of a $15,000 (£11,318) goal. "The video show I want justice for my son". "What piss me off the most is that these BX cops be harassing the sh*t outta people then they see a boy bleeding to death and ask what happen?" she wrote.

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