A 14th suspect was reportedly arrested in the “brutal” stabbing death of the 15-year-old Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz. (New York Police Department)
The police in New York City arrested a 14th suspect in connection with the “brutal” stabbing death of the teenager Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz in June, according to a report from the Sunday.
Frederick Then, 20, turned himself in, police sources told WPIX, and was charged with murder, manslaughter, gang assault, conspiracy and criminal possession of a weapon.
He reportedly was in hiding in both New York and Passaic County, New Jersey, using several different phones to stay under the radar.
Guzman-Feliz, 15, stabbed to death in a bodega in the Bronx on June 20. In a clear case of mistaken identity, ” the members of the Trinitarios street gang have said that the intended target was not the teenager she allegedly attacked.
On the evening of 20 June, the NYPD said officers responded to a 911 call about an assault in progress just before midnight.
Surveillance images showed Guzman-Feliz is dragged out of the shop from his attackers, who were seen repeatedly stabbing the teen with a machete.
Guzman-Feliz, according to the researchers, was in an argument with a group outside of the bodega on East 183rd Street, and was stabbed in the neck. The defendants bolts and Guzman-Feliz ran to the hospital across the street, where he died.
Ronald Urena, 29; Kevin Alvarez, 19; And Luis Cabrera Santos, 25; Daniel Fernandez, 21; Elvin Garcia, 29; Antonio Hernandez-Santiago, 24; Jonaiki Martinez-Estrella, 24; Jose Muniz, 21; Danilo Payamps Pacheco, 21; Gabriel Ramirez Concepcion, 26; Manuel Rivera, 18; Diego Suero, 29, and Jose Taverez, 21, also arrested in Guzman-Feliz’s death, police said.
Guzman-Feliz was enrolled in the NYPD Explorers youth, and his dream was to be a detective for the city, his family said after his death. A scholarship fund was established in honor of him.
Fox News’ Nicole Darrah contributed to this report.
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