Over A Dozen Alleged Trinitarios Gang Members Arrested In Bronx Raids

WCBS 880 Newsroom
October 09, 2019 - 5:45 pm

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Police arrested over a dozen alleged gang members of the Trinitarios gang in a number of raids in the Bronx, the NYPD and FBI said Wednesday.

The raids were conducted in the early hours of the morning as a result of an investigation sparked by the brutal stabbing death of 15-year-old Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz in June 2018.

Junior’s murder was captured on surveillance footage, showing multiple members of the Dominican gang descending upon the teenager after they suspected he was a member of a rival gang.

Police say at least two alleged gang members arrested on Wednesday were implicated in Junior’s murder.

“We did recover evidence here. At one scene, we do recover a shotgun and a handgun, at one location, along with paraphernalia acknowledging the gang,” said NYPD Chief Timothy McCormack.

Many suspects in the takedown, which may total as many as 20, were linked to random, vicious acts of violence with knives and machetes on innocent bystanders, according to McCormack.

The NYPD says a remaining five alleged gang members are on the loose. They have released photos of the suspects in the hopes of locating them.

They are identified as: Christopher Acosta, 20; Raimy Carrasco, 19; Oliver Fernandez, 25; Jorge Marques-Neto, 23 and Jery Peguero, 25.

Wanted Trinitarios gang members

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