NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Police are asking for the public’s help in finding the men they say brutally killed a teenager in the Bronx Wednesday night. Investigators say 15-year-old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz was stabbed by the reputed gang members after an argument inside a bodega in the Belmont section. His family believes the boy, who had dreamed of one day becoming an NYPD detective, may have been the victim of mistaken identity. In the Bronx on 6/20, 15-yr-old Junior Guzman-Feliz was fatally stabbed by the men in the photo (on right). He was never going to give up on his dream of being an NYPD detective & WE’LL NEVER GIVE UP ON HIM. Help us get #JusticeForJunior You can anonymously call 800-577-TIPS. pic.twitter.com/0gVAMfmC7f — Chief Dermot F. Shea (@NYPDDetectives) June 23, 2018 Leandra Feliz says Lesandro left their apartment to lend someone five dollars but never came back. “I called him because I feel like ‘you take too long. I said come on, come on’,” the teen’s mother told CBS2. “He said ‘oh yeah mommy, it’s okay I give him the five dollars, it’s okay I’m coming home’.” Surveillance video shows the suspects enter the bodega at Bathgate Avenue and East 183rd Street, where police say they dragged Lesandro onto the street. The video then shows a man with what appears to be a large knife enter the mix. He’s one of at least five men police are looking for after they say Lesandro was stabbed repeatedly in the neck. The teen managed to run to Saint Barnabas Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries. “All of his dreams and everything just got cut short,” family friend Ja’el Dillard said. “He probably didn’t even know why.” It remained unclear why Lesandro was targeted. Sources tell CBS2 he was a member of the NYPD Explorers, a program run by the department which provides young men and women with an introduction to a career in law enforcement. “His dream was to be a police officer since he was five-years-old,” Leandra said. Community members gathered outside the bodega, where a makeshift memorial continued to grow Saturday night. Police also set up posters around the neighborhood offering a $25,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest. Lesandro’s family opened a GoFundMe account titled “ Justice for Junior ” why by late Saturday had raised nearly $60,000. Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782), visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or text tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
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NYPD Releases New Video Of Suspects In Bronx Machete Attack That Left Teen Dead