15-year-old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz was dragged by five men out of a Bronx store and stabbed in the neck. The teen, known as Junior, ran to a nearby hospital before succumbing to his injuries.
According to the New York Post, the 15-year-old was killed Wednesday night on Bathgate Avenue in Belmont. Guzman-Felis was allegedly involved in verbal dispute with a group of five men before video footage captured the men physically picking up the teen and dragging him out of the store.
Guzman-Feliz was brutally attacked and stabbed on both sides of his neck with a machete. According to ABC 7, Guzman-Feliz ran to St. Barnabas Hospital, located one block away from the crime scene, before collapsing on the sidewalk.
The victim's 17-year-old sister Genesis Collado-Felix said, "He tried to run into the store because he thought he'd be safe. They dragged him from the store like a dog... They were grown men and he was only 15," in a statement to the New York Post.
Video footage of the incident went viral on social media with the hashtag #JusticeForJunior and garnered the attention of celebs like Cardi B.
#justiceforjunior 🇩🇴R.I.P. .These Bronx streets are ruthless .What piss me off the most is that these BX cops be harassing the shit outta people then they see a boy bleeding to death and ask what happen ?“uuuummmmmmmm😤😤😤 How bout you call the ambulance like ya be calling for back up when ya see nikkas smoking in front of a building !!!!! People be like”call the police!” Call the police!!” But for what the operators be asking you questions for like 4 minutes on the phone with an attitude and the cops come maaa lateeee.
On Friday, June 22, NYPD officials released images of the men wanted for the fatal stabbing of Lesandro Guzman-Feliz.
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