Investigators were searching for several men involved in the fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old boy in the Bronx who dreamed of becoming an NYPD detective, police said.
Lesandro Guzman-Feliz was killed Wednesday night after he was dragged from a bodega a block from his home and stabbed in the neck, police said.
Guzman-Feliz, or “Junior,” ran from the bodega in Belmont to nearby St. Barnabas Hospital, but he didn’t survive, police said.
Rapper Cardi B lamented the murder on Instagram, and a GoFundMe campaign raised more than $100,000 as top NYPD brass vowed to catch his killer.
The stabbing murder of this young man is among the most brutal crimes I’ve seen in my 36yr career. @NYPDDetectives are working hard to capture these killers, but we also need your help. Watch this video and call #800577TIPS with any information you can provide. #JUSTICEFORJUNIOR pic.twitter.com/h6QxmGtEsx— Chief Terence Monahan (@NYPDChiefofDept) June 23, 2018
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
“The stabbing murder of this young man is among the most brutal crimes I’ve seen in my 36yr career,” Chief of Department Terence Monahan said on Twitter. “@NYPDDetectives are working hard to capture these killers, but we also need your help.”
Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea on Sunday tweeted that the investigation into Guzman-Feliz’s death was “an expansive investigation with one salient objective: #JusticeForJunior.”
“He was never going to give up on his dream of being an NYPD detective & WE’LL NEVER GIVE UP ON HIM,” Shea said earlier.
On Friday, Cardi B posted a photo on Instagram of a boy who looked like Guzman-Feliz with an unhooked tracheotomy tube lying in a hospital bed, saying “These Bronx streets are ruthless.” On Saturday, she posted a video telling her followers to check out the GoFundMe account for Junior.
Police were still looking for several men involved, and released photos and video on Friday of the suspects involved.