In harrowing scenes caught on surveillance video, a group of suspects drag Lesandro Guzman-Feliz out of a bodega in The Bronx on Wednesday night before attacking him with machetes and knives
Authorities now say he could have been the victim of mistaken identity
Guzman-Feliz, 15, was dragged out of a bodega and beset by a group of men could have been the victim of mistaken identity, cops say
Graphic Video shows Guzman-Feliz, being dragged from a bodega and slashed with a machete
Cops say he could have been confused for man in a sex video involving attackers’ relative
The 15-year-old boy who was dragged out of a Bronx bodega and brutally slashed to death with a machete may have been the victim of a tragic case of mistaken identity involving a sex video, according to cops.
Investigators believe Lesandro Guzman-Feliz [photo left], could have been mistaken for a man in an online sex tape with a relative of one of the attackers before he was butchered outside the Zesarina Grocery at 11.40pm on Wednesday.
It came as his mother, Leandra Feliz, 48, described her son as a ‘sweet’ kid with no connections to gangs who had enrolled on an NYPD program to become a police officer.
‘His dream in the future was to be a detective,’ she said. ‘Since he was five years old, he told me, “Mommy, I want to be a police”.’
In harrowing scenes caught on surveillance video, a group of suspects dragging Lesandro Guzman-Feliz out of a bodega in The Bronx on Wednesday night. Cops now say he could have been the victim of mistaken identity.
CCTV video posted by Facebook user Riichy Rich on Friday shows the pack of men forcibly dragging Guzman-Feliz by the hood of his jacket out of the bodega and stabbing and slashing him with a machete in a manic attack before fleeing on foot.
Harrowing video: Surveillance video shows a group of suspects dragging 15-year-old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz out of a bodega in The Bronx on Wednesday night
The 15-year-old attended high school and dreamed of becoming a police detective one day
After a few seconds, Guzman-Feliz is seen standing on the street corner with blood pouring from a wound in his neck.
He then runs across the street, heading towards the nearby St Barnabas Hospital.
According to police, the mortally wounded boy never reached the hospital and collapsed a block away.
Another extremely graphic video posted on social media by a different user shows Guzman-Feliz drenched in blood from head to toe, sitting on the sidewalk with his back against the wall.
Four men pulled out knives and machetes and proceeded to stab and slash Lesandro Guzman-Feliz. They abandoned him on the sidewalk, where he bled out and died. Police now say the teen could have been the victim of mistaken identity
The horrific video shows Lesandro Guzman-Feliz is seen being dragged by the hood of his shirt out of the Cruz and Chiky grocery on East 183rd Street and Bathgate Avenue in Belmont on Wednesday night.
One of the four attackers is then seen hacking at the shrieking teen with the large blade as another one punches him over and over before the group speeds off in two cars.
A bleeding-to-death Guzman-Feliz, who police said was stabbed multiple times, including what appeared to be a huge gash in the neck, was left screaming on the corner with his hands raised before running across the street.
A mortally injured Guzman-Feliz was bleeding out from multiple stab wounds police said, including what appeared to be a huge gash in the neck, was left screaming on the corner with his hands raised before running across the street.
Another graphic video posted to Facebook shows the victim , who was a student at the Dr. Richard Izquierdo Health and Science Charter School, covered in blood from head to toe with his eyes wide open sitting on the sidewalk near St. Barnabas Hospital as people around him scream. “No, no!” one woman says as she appears to apply pressure to his neck.
Police on Friday also released footage of six men, now being sought by police, have been linked to th murder, walking in and out of the bodega.
The men are seen in the footage repeatedly stabbing a wriggling Guzman-Feliz on the sidewalk in front of the grocery store
After the attackers fled, the mortally wounded teen got up, with blood pouring from a gaping wound on his neck trying to reach help at the nearby hospital
Guzman-Feliz tried to run to a hospital for medical aid, but collapsed a block away. A woman [right photo], tried to stop the bleeding from his neck, but he died on the sidewalk
A woman tries to apply pressure to his neck before police officers and paramedics surround him. Guzman-Feliz succumbed to his injuries at the scene.
Officers said with his dying breath, the 15-year-old asked for some water, according to ABC 7 New York.
Investigators said he had told his mother he was going to the bodega a block away from his house to either repay a debt, or lend $5 to a friend. He never made it home that night.
According to police, Guzman-Feliz knew his attackers and they believe the slaying may be gang-related.
Suspects: The NYPD are now searching for half a dozen men [photo], in connection to the knife slaying of the Bronx teen
The suspects were last seen driving away in a white sedan and a dark sedan [photo]
The mention of a gang connection is strongly refuted by the victim’s sister, Genesis Collado-Feliz. The 17-yer-old, said her younger brother Lesandro had recently become friends with a group of older boys, but she insisted he was not in a gang.
‘He tried to run into the store because he thought he’d be safe. They dragged him from the store like a dog,’ Collado-Feliz said
Guzman-Feliz was a student at the Dr Richard Izquierdo Health and Science Charter School. News 12 The Bronx reported that he had aspired to become a police detective.
Police are searching for at least six suspects in connection to the vicious killing.
They were last seen driving away in a white sedan and a dark sedan.