Police are offering $2,500 leading to the arrests of several suspects connected to the stabbing death of a 15-year-old boy outside of a Bronx bodega. Now he wants to explain why he did not intervene in the attack when the men dragged the teen out of the store.
Please note that the following surveillance video footage of the attack on Guzman-Feliz contains graphic images.
Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, 15, wears an NYPD Explorers jacket proudly as he looks at the camera. The teen was then dragged outside where he was repeatedly stabbed with machetes.
NY police officers stand guard at the street while demonstrators protest against President Trump in Bethpage, May 23, 2018. "They were grown men and he was only 15", in a statement to the New York Post. After the suspects fled the scene, Guzman-Feliz stumbled a few feet away from St. Barnabas Hospital where he was found soaked in blood.
The NYPD released a statement Sunday evening saying, in part: "The Department has identified multiple suspects and is in the process of interviewing some of them at this time. I don't know what I'm going to do without him".
Guzman-Feliz was described as "a snazzy dresser who liked jeans and Air Jordans".
According to the Post, "The tragic mistaken-identity slay may have been sparked by a raunchy sex video, two high ranking police sources said".
Since Guzman-Feliz's death, the hashtag #JusticeForJunior has gone viral on social media.
A violent New York City gang has issued an apology for allegedly murdering the wrong teenager in the Bronx.
Lesandro's family opened a GoFundMe account titled "Justice for Junior" which by late Saturday had raised almost $70,000.
Anyone with information is asked to call police or to call Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS.