Video Shows Teen Stabbed to Death in NYC While Police Watched

A New York City community is searching for answers after a 15-year-old boy was stabbed by a group of men and left to die on the street after asking nearby police for help.

According to reports, Lesandro Guzman-Feliz was stabbed multiple times with a machete after getting into an argument with a group of men in a bodega near his home in the Bronx Wednesday night (Jun. 20). Surveillance video footage from outside the store released to the public shows the moment the horrific scene unfolds.

The video shows five men—at least two with their faces covered with shirts—dragging Guzman-Feliz outside and stabbing him all over his body, including both sides of his neck. One of the attackers can be seen hacking at the teen with a machete while another one punches him over and over before the group speeds off in two separate cars.

Police released these photos of the suspects sought in connection with the murder of 15-year-old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz.

Guzman-Feliz was left bleeding to death and screaming on the corner with his hands raised before running across the street to a hospital, police said. According to some eyewitness accounts, police did nothing to help the teen, who collapsed on the sidewalk near the hospital after asking for water.

Police said Guzman-Feliz knew the suspects and the stabbing may have been gang-related, though Guzman-Feliz—who had no criminal record—was not a part of a gang. Guzman-Feliz reportedly ran into the Zesarina Grocery on East 183rd Street after being chased by the group.

“He tried to run into the store because he thought he’d be safe. They dragged him from the store like a dog,” Guzman-Feliz’s 17-year-old sister, Genesis Collado-Feliz told the New York Post. “They were grown men and he was only 15.” Collado-Feliz described her younger brother as a “good kid” who enjoyed playing video games like Fortnite and 2K “live every 15-year-old,” she said.

Several videos of the incident have been widely circulated on Facebook. In one video, taken from outside a window several stories above the violence scene, bystanders can be heard screaming, “Oh sh**! Stop!”

Another graphic video posted on Facebook shows Guzman-Feliz covered in blood with his eyes wide open sitting on the sidewalk near St. Barnabas Hospital while people around him scream hysterically. People can be heard telling the boy, who was referred to as “junior,” to “keep [his] eyes open” as they told him to “keep talking.”

Guzman-Feliz eventually died of his injuries. The murder weapon hasn’t been recovered and the teen’s murderers are still at large, police saijd. Some people have said that the teen’s murder was a case of mistaken identity.

Social media has reacted to the news of violence and lack of support by onlookers and police on the scene, making the hashtags #Justice4Junior and #JusticeForJunior go viral on Twitter.

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

“What piss me off the most is that these BX cops be harassing the sh** outta people then they see a boy bleeding to death and ask what happen?” she wrote on Instagram alongside a picture of the teen’s mother holding onto him as he lay on a hospital gurney. “How bout you call the ambulance like ya be calling for back up when ya see nikkas smoking in front of a building !!!!!”

A GoFundMe has been started for the teen’s family that has so far raised more than $30,000.

The NYPD have released photos of the men suspected of murdering Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, the New York Daily News reported. (Click here to scroll to the top of the post to see the photos.)

“They are actively investigating several promising leads and have gotten several tips from the public that they are working right now,” a senior police official said Friday.

Anyone with information has been asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at (800) 577-TIPS. Calls are confidential.

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