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Police have released photos of the suspects wanted in connection with the fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old boy in the Bronx
Lesandro Guzman-Feliz was stabbed in the neck in front of a Bodega in the Belmont section of the Bronx on Wednesday
The teen was part of the NYPD's Law Enforcement Explorers program
Police have released photos of the suspects wanted in connection with the stabbing death of a teenage boy in the Bronx earlier this week.
Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, 15, was stabbed in the neck after a dispute with the male suspects in front of a bodega at 526 E. 183rd St., in the Belmont neighborhood of the Bronx, around 11:40 p.m. on Wednesday, the NYPD said.
Guzman-Feliz, who lived just down the block from the bodega, ran to St. Barnabas Hospital after the attack, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
The suspects were seen getting into a white vehicle and a dark-colored sedan, the NYPD said.
The teen, known to his friends as Junior, was part of the NYPD's Law Enforcement Explorers program, which gives young people from around the city a chance to learn more about a career in the criminal justice field, police said.
Witnesses said the five men chased him out of the bodega before he was held down, hit and stabbed.
Guzman-Feliz's family and friends told NBC New York the group who stabbed him mistook him for someone else.
A wake for Guzman-Feliz will be held at the Ortiz Funeral Home on Southern Boulevard in the Bronx from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday. His funeral will take place on Wednesday.