Anywhere from 15 to 20 Trinitarios gang members chased Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz for blocks before he was stabbed to death in front of a Bronx bodega, sources recently revealed.
A law enforcement source exclusively told WPIX that investigators are reviewing surveillance footage that suggests Guzman-Feliz, 15, was running for his life for blocks before seeking refuge at Cruz and Chiky store. Cameras would reportedly capture a group of men dragging the teen out of the store before stabbing him with machetes.
The unseen footage, according to the source, shows the chase starting behind St. Barnabas Medical Center near D’Auria-Murphy Triangle.
“They chase him across Third Avenue and down East 183rd Street. That’s when he went into the bodega,” they explained to the local news station.
The 15-year-old reportedly lost his sandals at some point during the chase. Police recovered the sandals a block from the bodega where he was mortally wounded, according to WPIX.
The source disputed reports indicated that the gang mistook the Bronx teen for a man who leaked a sex tape involving a member’s family member. They noted that the video in question had been out for months prior to the murder.
Instead, the following theory was offered: Guzman-Feliz grew up where members of the Sunset division of the Trinitarios gang lived and the eight suspects accused in the slaying are part of the Zures or Sures crew. Zures members were combing the town for rivals the evening of June 20 when they spotted Guzman-Feliz. The teen reportedly became frightened and ran, leading the gang to pursue him in a chase that ended with his death.
[Featured Image: Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz/Facebook]