Police make arrests in killing of Bronx teenager

Teen Dies In NYC After Being Stabbed While Cops Watched Tiffany Hamilt

A total of five suspects were in custody Sunday in the mistaken identity, machete murder of a 15-year-old boy outside a Bronx bodega, a law enforcement source said.

Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, 15, of the Bronx, was stabbed and slashed multiple times including once in the neck. The five suspects are members of the Trinitarios, a well known Dominican gang. Staff at the bodega did not help the boy according to surveillance footage, the outlet stated. Initial arrests have been made, and more are anticipated, ' the statement said in part.

According to police, the mortally wounded boy never reached the hospital and collapsed a block away.

A violent New York City gang reportedly claimed responsibility for killing a 15-year-old male, then apologized to the family, saying he was the wrong person.

The victim's sister, Genesis Collado-Feliz, 17, said her younger brother loved playing video games and would come to her for advice about girls.

The teen managed to run to Saint Barnabas Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. People can be heard telling the boy, who was referred to as "junior", to "keep [his] eyes open" as they told him to "keep talking".

"I'm sorry", read one of the messages from a "top leader", Grullon said, the New York Post reported.

Video footage of the incident went viral on social media with the hashtag #JusticeForJunior and garnered the attention of celebs like Cardi B.

Three of the suspects were picked up in Paterson, New Jersey and two were picked up in the Bronx, officials report.

"What piss me off the most is that these BX cops be harassing the sh** outta people then they see a boy bleeding to death and ask what happen?" she wrote on Instagram alongside a picture of the teen's mother holding onto him as he lay on a hospital gurney. The Inquistr reports that no one there did anything to protect the boy, nor did they immediately put in a call to the police.

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