Police Seek Suspects in Stabbing Death of 15-Year-Old Bronx Boy

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.  

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