Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, 15, tried to get help after she stabbed outside the Zesarina Supermarket in New York City last week, but a new surveillance video that has emerged shows people inside refuse to come to help him.
The 15-year-old New York City teen who died last week after he was brutally hacked with a machete outside a deli, went in the store after the attack to seek help – but instead was refused medical assistance and was asked to leave, a disturbing new video shows.
Graphic surveillance footage posted online – that elicits outrage Tuesday morning on social media – this is the sequence of events within the Zesarina Supermarket in the Bronx last Wednesday, before and after Lesandro Guzman-Feliz was attacked. The police has since the seven men arrested in connection with the gang-related killing.
The clip begins with Guzman-Feliz entering the deli to escape the attackers, who the police believed targeted him in a case of mistaken identity. A police source told the New York Post on Monday that Guzman-Feliz looked like a young man is seen rapping in a video in which a girl – assumed to be the relative of a Trinitarios gang member – sex in the background.
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If Guzman-Feliz jumps on the counter, and he seems to be met with resistance by an employee behind the counter. The employee eventually leaves the teen to the other side of the two walk behind the camera.
The alleged attackers to come in the store and drag Guzman-Feliz outside, where he was brutally hacked with a machete and left to die with blood gushing out of a neck wound.
Shortly after the attack, the footage shows Guzman-Feliz come back into the store for help. As he slumps over the counter, the employee behind it seems to jump back and refuses to come to help him.
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SHOCKING NEW VIDEO: after a 15-year-old #JUSTICEFORJUNIOR was stung by multiple gang members he ran back to the bodega to help and they kicked him out. pic.twitter.com/aovwzeGTNo
— New York City Alerts (@NYCityAlerts) June 25, 2018
An apparent customer in the shop the whole time is also to see gestures for the teenager to leave, in the direction of the door. Guzman-Feliz.
Then, in one of the video’s most shocking moments, the customer reaches a pool of Guzman-Feliz the blood to complete a transaction that was taken during the attack, handing the employee what seems to be money for getting an item back in the response. The customer then throws his backpack over his shoulder and leave the shop, following Guzman-Feliz trail of blood outside the door, while the employee is shown making a phone call.
The teenager died shortly afterwards, steps away from the nearby St. Barnabas Hospital.
“This makes my blood boil,” an Instagram user wrote next to the images. “The murderers came into the store and was still able to drag the boy out of the bodega with no one to help him. [Create] even worse, HE CAME BACK IN THE BODEGA!! Bleeding… after the attack and no one helped him!!!”
“They treated him like an animal. My heart breaks for this poor boy and his family and friend,” another user responded on Twitter.
People leave candles and other remembrances at a memorial for Lesandro Guzman-Feliz near the site of the murder in the Bronx borough of New York.
New York City police so far have brought the 19-year-old Kevin Alvarez of the Bronx with murder and gang assault in relation to the dead. Six other suspects taken into custody over the weekend in Paterson, N. J., identified as Jose Muniz, 21, Jose Tavarez, 21, Manuel Rivera, 18, Daniel Fernandez, 21 Santiago Rodriguez, 24, and Joniki Martinez, 24, are awaiting an extradition hearing Tuesday afternoon, according to Fox 5 NY. All of the men are suspected Trinitarios gang members.
Meanwhile, there are more than a thousand people reportedly turned out Monday for the Guzman-Feliz wake.
The teen, who aspired to a New York City police detective, was also commemorated in a tattoo on his father’s hand.
It does me every time I see a story like this in the news. I am a father of four and couldn’t imagine one of my own children. The violence and the hate must stop. There are too many other things already going on in this world. #JusticeForJunior pic.twitter.com/OdMv9Vs1Uu
— CC Sabathia (@CC_Sabathia) June 23, 2018
“My heart is broken, truly broken,” Lissandro Guzman told the New York Post. “He is my son, but he is also like my best friend.”
NBA star Carmelo Anthony was one of those who will appear Monday on a makeshift memorial of candles and photos outside the deli, which has been closed since the killing. New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia and singer Rihanna have also posted their condolences online with the hashtag #JusticeForJunior going viral.