The family of the 15-year-old boy brutally murdered on a Bronx sidewalk on Wednesday is still reeling from his death. Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz’s mother, Leandra Feliz, said to the Daily News, “He was one of the good kids in the Bronx. He liked to play PlayStation, he liked pizza, he liked Dave & Busters.”
And of his killing, she said, “A little kid, alone with no weapon. Five men with machetes came for one little kid. These are men, not kids.”
Surveillance video shows a group of male suspects grabbing Lesandro from a bodega on East 183rd Street and Bathgate Avenue and bringing him to the sidewalk before 11:40 p.m. on June 20. Outside, other male suspects join in beating and then slashing the teen ( warning: extremely graphic video ) with knives and machetes. After the attack, the suspects fled while Lesandro ran, with his neck slashed, to St. Barnabas Hospital a couple blocks away. Another distressing and graphic video shows him on the sidewalk, near the hospital, bleeding. He was eventually pronounced dead at the hospital.
May his soul rest in paradise.