Thousands turn out to pay respects to slain 15-year-old


Guzman-Feliz was dragged out of a grocery store in the Bronx late Wednesday night last week.

NY police have arrested members of a street gang in connection with the brutal stabbing of a 15-year-old outside a store in the Bronx on Wednesday.

Police have arrested six men - Jose Muniz, 21, of Paterson; Jose Taverez, 21, of Bronx, New York; Manuel Rivera, 18, of Bronx; Danel Fernandez, 21, of Bronx; Joniki Martinez, 24, of Freeport, New York; and Santiago Rodriguez, 24, of Bronx - in connection to this murder.

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"A source told PIX11 one gang member was angry because a relative was featured in a sex video and thought Guzman-Feliz was in the video", the report said.

"I miss him. I miss him a lot". It circulated widely on social media and sparked an intensive manhunt for the suspects, seven of whom are in police custody across two states.

Gang members apologized to the family for the mistaken killing.

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Mayor Bill De Blasio on Monday said he wants to find a way to honor the teen in a lasting way. "He was a good and sweet kid", Leandra Feliz, his mother, said. Since he was 5-years-old, he liked to play with police cars.

The program is geared for youths ages 14 to 20 who are interested in law enforcement careers. The hashtag #JusticeForJunior has gone viral on social media and has been used by celebrities. In an Instagram post she called the Bronx streets "ruthless".

Rapper Cardi B, who grew up in the Bronx, made an $8,000 donation to a GoFundMe page for Guzman-Feliz's family on Sunday under her legal name, Belcalis Almanzar. "I'm sincerely praying for your healing and #justiceforjunior", Rihanna wrote.

On Monday, the line for his wake outside R.G. Ortiz Funeral Home stretched around the block and some people said they stood in line for four hours to see his family inside, ABC 7 reported.

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).

So far, six suspects have been arrested in the senseless slaying.