#JusticeForJunior: Lala Anthony & Carmelo Anthony Visit Lesandro 'Junior' Guzman-Feliz's Family
Jun 27 2018
The men waived extradition and will be brought back to NY to face charges for the machete attack against Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz outside a Bronx bodega last Wednesday.
Police in New Jersey said they received clues on the whereabouts of the suspects in New York-based Dominican gang, Trinitarios, and arrested five people in Paterson, The Bronx and one in the Dominican Republic. There is also outrage at workers in the bodega, because surveillance video of the attack shows that they did nothing to help him. National Basketball Association star Carmelo Anthony and his wife, actress Lala Anthony, visited Guzman-Feliz's mother, Leandra Feliz, in her Bronx apartment and stopped by the teen's vigil set up outside the bodega where he was killed.
Guzman-Feliz, according to investigators, got into an argument with a group outside a bodega on East 183rd Street and was stabbed in the neck.
Further arrests are expected to be made.
The teen's father showed off his new tattoo immortalizing his son, who wanted to grow up to be a police officer.
The NYPD also released footage on Tuesday, showing a group of suspected gang members stabbing a 14-year-old in the median of the Bronx River Parkway earlier this month. Four people connected to the attack were apprehended.
"These Bronx streets are ruthless", the rapper wrote on Instagram after uploading a picture of Lesandro and his mother, Leandra Feliz, in hospital.
"An owner who stands by idly while a 15-year old is dragged out of his store and murdered in cold blood with a machete is no longer worthy of doing business in NYC", the letter states. The "top leader" of the Trinitarios allegedly told Lesandro's relatives that he was kicking out all the members involved with the killing.
At the time she shared a tribute gallery of them both in happier times and called for an end to gun crime.
The slain teen's parents say he dreamed of becoming a detective and was part of the NYPD Explorers, a program for high school students.
A GoFundMe page has been set up by the victim's family to help with funeral costs and other financial difficulties.
New York Police Commissioner James O'Neill was among the hundreds who attended his wake.