Lesandro Guzman-Feliz

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Arrests Made In Deadly Stabbing Of 15-Year-Old Bronx Boy

June 24, 2018 - 7:20 pm
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- Police on Sunday said they have made arrests in a stabbing that left a 15-year-old boy dead in the Bronx last week.

Police said the boy – identified as Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, 15 – was stabbed on both sides of his neck on Wednesday night in front of 526 E. 183rd St. in the Belmont section of the borough.

He managed to run to St. Barnabas Hospital, which is a block away, but he didn’t survive.

Suspects In Murder Of 15-Year-Old Bronx Boy
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Surveillance video shows Lesandro being dragged from a bodega by five men, believed to be gang members, and stabbed to death in a case of mistaken identity.

A family member told CBS2 that gang members posted a Snapchat apologizing for the attack.

“It was somebody else, but they confused him,” the family member said, “and they said sorry, they apologized, and they send their condolence. But he’s gone. That doesn’t change anything.”

Police have made arrests in the case and said more are expected.

"The department has identified multiple suspects and is in the process of interviewing some of them at this time," the NYPD said in a statement released Sunday. "Initial arrests have been made, and more are anticipated. The NYPD thanks the public for the outpouring of tips in this case, and encourages people to continue to come forward if they have information to share."

Lesandro wanted to grow up to be a police officer. 

Lesandro’s family also set up a GoFundMe page titled “Justice for Junior,” which has raised more than $90,000.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS or (888) 57-PISTA for Spanish, log onto the Crime Stoppers website, or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) and enter TIP577.