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Justice for Junior: After 2 new arrests, a DOZEN people are in custody for teen’s machete stabbing death

Two alleged gang members were recently arrested in connection with last month’s stabbing death of Bronx teen Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz, bringing the number of suspects in custody up to 12.

Connecticut state troopers arrested Luis A. Cabrarasantos, 25, Monday and charged him as a fugitive as justice. The Hartford Courant reported that law enforcement stopped Cabrarasantos car near Exit 13 in Southbury after a plate-reading device alerted them to his vehicle.

Troopers held Cabrarasantos at their Southbury barracks until New York detectives could arrive and interview him. After the interview, New York police acquired an arrest warrant charging him with murder and other violent felonies, according to the Hartford Courant.

Cabrarasantos is being held on $1 million bond and will appear in Waterbury Superior Court before being extradited to New York. His role in the June 20 slaying is unclear at this point in time.

Cabrarasantos’ arrest comes days after an 11th suspect turned themselves into the 48th Precinct. WPIX reported that Danilo Payamps Pacheco, 21, was accompanied by a lawyer when he surrendered himself to police on Friday. He’s reportedly facing charges of murder, manslaughter, gang assault, and criminal possession of a weapon.

Pacheo allegedly took part in the foot chase that concluded with Guzman-Feliz’s death outside a Bronx bodega. Authorities reportedly believe he is the person captured in surveillance images released July 4 that showed someone near the passenger side of a white Acura.

Pacheo isn’t believed to have stabbed Guzman-Feliz to death. On the night in question, he was spotted pacing back and forth until other suspects ran toward the bodega where the 15-year-old would be mortally wounded, according to WPIX.

In addition to Pacheo and Cabrarasantos, the following 10 men—all suspected members of the Trinitarios gang—are jailed in connection with the June 20 murder:

  • Danel Fernandez, 21;
  • Jose Muniz, 21;
  • Manuel Rivera, 18;
  • Santiago Rodriguez, 24;
  • Kevin Alvarez, 19;
  • Elvin Garcia, 23;
  • Joniki Martinez, 24;
  • Jose Taverez, 21;
  • Diego Suero, 29; and
  • Gabriel Ramirez Concepcion, 26

[Featured image: Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz/NYPD via AP, File]