Funeral Being Held For Teen Stabbed To Death In The Bronx

Geraldine Edwards
June 28, 2018

Also on Tuesday, New York officials announced that they had arrested another individual in the Bronx in connection to Guzman-Feliz's death - bringing the total number of suspects to eight.

The gang killed the boy in a case of mistaken identity, according to family members. One video captured him bleeding on the ground as witnesses scrambled to help. The men dragged him out of a Bronx bodega and repeatedly stabbed him. He attempted to run to St. Barnabas hospital which was just a block away, collapsed on the sidewalk on the way.

Jose Muniz, 21, of Paterson, New Jersey, Jose Taverez, 21, of Bronx, New York, Manuel Rivera, 18, of Bronx, New York, Danel Fernandez, 21, of Bronx, New York, Joniki Martinez, 24, of Freeport, New York, and Santiago Rodriguez, 24, of Bronx, New York, were all arrested in Paterson on suspicion of homicide. He pleaded not guilty Monday evening. Authorities say the men attacked Junior in a case of mistaken identity after a video circulating social media showed a teen having sex with a female relative of one of the attackers.

The suspects appear to be members of the Trinitarios street gang, he said.

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Yankees star pitcher CC Sabathia and singer Rihanna, among other celebrities, reacted with posts on social media expressing their condolences. He was never going to give up on his dream of being an NYPD detective & WE'LL NEVER GIVE UP ON HIM.

Police have made arrests in connection with last week's killing of a 15-year-old boy at a Bronx bodega.

'They have to make sure when they kill someone they have the right person, ' said Leandra.

"I saw the video and I couldn't sleep for days", said another man who joined the crowd mourning the teenager. In a two-minute Snapchat recording, members also said those responsible for the murder were kicked out of the gang.

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Garcia is expected to be arraigned tonight on murder, manslaughter and other charges, a spokesperson for the NYPD told ABC News.

Bronx native Cardi B has even weighed on the incident and called out officers for being quick to "harass" residents, but not help.

The New York Police Department released a statement on the matter Sunday night. The 15-year-old was misidentified and wrongfully killed by gang members outside of a bodega in the NY bureau. "This is what I wanted to do for my birthday today", she wrote on Instagram.

Following his death, a GoFundMe page was set up for the family - it has so far raised $146,627 (£110,638) of a $15,000 (£11,318) goal.

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