What to Know
- 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.