15-year-old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz was hacked to death in a case of mistaken identity
Cops have arrested five people in the mistaken-identity slaying of a Bronx teen, police sources said Sunday.
Three of the five men who were arrested Sunday were busted in Paterson, NJ, during a raid, according to sources. Another man was said to have walked into the 48th Precinct and turned himself in.
Investigators believe it was a case of mistaken identity, according to sources. The victim was enrolled in the NYPD Explorers youth program and dreamed of being an NYPD detective, according to his family.
Five members of the deadly Dominican gang Trinitarios allegedly hacked 15-year-old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz with knives and a machete outside a Bronx deli Wednesday night, leaving him on the sidewalk to die.
Police have identified the five suspects. Kevin J. Alvarez, 19, of the Bronx, was named Sunday night as one of the alleged killers.
He was charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter, gang assault, and assault, according to police.
Investigators reviewing surveillance camera footage, identified wearing a red cap and red t-shirt at the scene as the assailant who delivered the “death blow,” on Guzman-Feliz.
Cops believe that the man in red slashed the teen in the neck, delivering what turned out to be the mortal wound as he severed what doctors the victim’s mother “the main artery going to the heart.”
Victim’s mother, Leandra Feliz who has been shattered by the death of her innocent son holds a picture of Lesandro Guzman-Feliz
Guzman-Feliz, an aspiring police officer, was dragged out of a Bronx bodega Wednesday night by five suspected gangbangers who hacked at him with knives.
The killers may have mistaken the teen for another young man seen in a raunchy video having sex with one of the thugs’ female relatives, police sources have said.
Facebook has been dinged because it’s much-ballyhooed claim that it is cleaning up its act by cracking down on explicit content didn’t prevent the posting of a sex video linked to the grisly slaying of 15-year-old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz.
Cops suspect that the 17-second clip — which shows a leering young man having sex with a woman lying on a table — may have led a group of gang members to mistake Guzman-Feliz for a second guy who stands next to the copulating couple and raps, leading the gang to target the wrong person.
Victim: Lesandro Guzman-Feliz was killed because he looked like a bystander in a short porn clip on Facebook showing another youth and a girl having sex. The girl is believed to be a family member of one of the killers
Kevin J. Alvarez one of the ‘unrepentant’ five Bronx gang murder suspects is transported from the NYPD’s 48th Precinct, after he was arrested Sunday
The X-rated posting came as Facebook has been running a massive ad campaign to rehabilitate its image in the wake of Russian political meddling and the Cambridge Analytica data-mining debacle. To this end Facebook had announced in a recent image cleansing ad campaign: “From now on, Facebook will do more to keep you safe and protect your privacy”.
Late April Facebook in furtherance, also unveiled new “Community Standards” that “restrict the display of nudity or sexual activity because some people in our community may be sensitive to this type of content.”
The graphic clip is believed to have been posted originally on Snapchat, which automatically deletes all postings after no more than 24 hours, and was then spread via other social media, made it onto Facebook investigators said.
After the brutal ‘revenge’ killing the murderers allegedly, all members of the deadly Dominican Trinitarios street gang took to social media, bragging about the kill.
However the leadership Trinitarios sent posted an apology to the victim’s family for the murder of the wrong guy on Snapchat.
“I’m sorry,” one of the messages from a “top leader” said, according to Derek Grullon, 19, the boyfriend of the victim’s sister, Genesis.
“I know it doesn’t mean a lot. It wasn’t supposed to be him,” the message continued.
The gang leader affirmed in the two-minute Snapchat recording that the five responsible have been booted from the notorious Dominican crew.
“He [the gang leader] said they kicked all of them out of the gang,” Grullon said.
“We cried,” Grullon said of hearing the messages. “He was innocent.”
Killer identified: Police believe the man caught on this still from the video surveillance wearing a red cap and red t-shirt at the scene of Guzman-Feliz’s murder is the one who delivered the “death blow”
The Instagram users all using the handle Chippi Caine have been bragging about murdering 15-year-old Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz posted a video this weekend showing the Bronx boy bleeding out on the sidewalk.
“This who ya should be mad at,” wrote user @chippy.caine_bx. “Pigs was down the strip the whole time and coulda saved that boy life. We ain’t realize it wasn’t him till it went viral. Nypd been corrupt and killed plenty of my n—as!”
There was a posting under the handle of a photo showing a kitchen knife that the user claims delivered the fatal blow to Guzman-Feliz, according to police sources.
The NYPD had released photos of these five suspects wanted in connection with Guzman-Feliz’s murder. All five are now in custody
There is a manhunt for the user for @chippi.caine_bx, who claims to have taken part in the brutal killing of Guzman-Feliz last Wednesday night. The user created the profile on Saturday — calling himself “untouchable” and boasting about his involvement.
“Ya said I would be dead or in jail by now,” Caine wrote in one post. “What happen?”
Other accounts with similar usernames, which have also been created in recent days, were also bragging online about Guzman-Feliz’ death.
The first Caine wrote Saturday that the only way he would get caught by police is “if I turn myself in.”
“Keep sleepin on us trini n—as,” the user said, in reference to the deadly Trinitarios street gang, which allegedly carried out the hit on Guzman-Feliz.
“No n—a getting away with rape ion give a fuck who it is,” he added.
Investigators believe the individuals who attacked Guzman-Feliz mistook the teen for a young man seen in an online tape having sex with one of the suspects’ female family members, according to sources. Caine has threatened people who re-post the video.
“Stop repostin bro sister or we gon find u,” the user said. “I got gang in ya state!”
On the other hand, incriminating messages apparently posted by one of the gang members on Instagram could prove extremely damning in court and provide prosecutors the framework for conspiracy and murder, legal experts said.