Police Put Girl In Protective Custody, Lock Up 7 For Bronx Teen's Brutal Murder

HollyMatkin

Seven men have been taken into custody in connection with the murder of an innocent Bronx teen.

New York, NY – A 15-year-old girl, who appeared in a sex video that likely precipitated the brutal murder of an innocent teenage boy, has been placed under police protection due to an onslaught of social media threats.

Police arrested one man and took six others into custody on Sunday in connection with the June 20 slaying of 15-year-old Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz, the New York Post reported.

Guzman-Feliz, a member of the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) Explorers program who dreamed of becoming a police detective when he grew up, was dragged out of a bodega by five members of the Trinitarios, a violent Dominican street gang, and hacked to death on a Bronx street corner.

“I know it doesn’t mean a lot. It wasn’t supposed to be him,” a Trinitarios “top leader” wrote in a message to the slain teen’s family in the wake of the attack, according to the New York Post.

Police think Guzman-Feliz’ murder may have been a case of mistaken identity, two high-ranking NYPD sources told the New York Post.

Investigators believe that members of the Trinitarios may have attacked the teen as retaliation for a raunchy porn video, which showed a naked teenage girl who was possibly related to one of the gang members.

In the video, which was posted on social media, one male rapped as another – who bore a striking resemblance to Guzman-Feliz – had sex with a girl whose face was covered with a shirt, the New York Daily News reported.

After Guzman-Feliz’s brutal murder, the 15-year-old girl in the video began receiving threatening messages on Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat, a high-ranking NYPD source told the New York Post on Monday.

Many of the messages blamed the teenage girl, who is also a member of the police department’s Explorers program, for causing Guzman-Feliz’s death, the source said.

Some of the messages referred to the girl as a “whore.”

The teen was subsequently placed under NYPD protection while the investigation continued.

In the wake of Guzman Feliz’s gruesome death, police received a “torrent of tips” from citizens who wanted to help identify the teen’s killers, New York Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea told The New York Times on Sunday.

“There’s just a tremendous outpouring and I think that people are disgusted by what they saw,” Chief Shea explained.

Within hours, police announced the arrest of 19-year-old Kevin Alvarez, who has since been charged with manslaughter, second-degree murder, gang assault, and assault, The New York Times reported.

Meanwhile, in Paterson, New Jersey, police received a tip that other suspects connected to the attack were holed up at a Trinitarios-affiliated residence, WPIX reported.

A hoard of police descended on the home just before 2 p.m. on Sunday, according to the New York Post.

When one of the officers looked through a second-floor window of the residence, he spotted a suspect who matched the description of 21-year-old Jose Tavarez, police said.

Tavarez noticed the officer and jumped out of a window, but police apprehended him shortly thereafter.

During the commotion, other officers burst into the home and took five additional suspects into custody.

On Monday, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia Valdes and Paterson Police Chief Troy Oswald announced the arrests of Tavarez and the other men, who have been identified as 21-year-old Jose Muniz, 18-year-old Manuel Rivera, 21-year-old Danel Fernandez, 24-year-old Joniki Martinez, and 24-year-old Santiago Rodriguez, RLS Media Solutions reported.

Extradition hearings for all six suspects located in New Jersey were scheduled for Tuesday, police said.

Several media outlets reported that police in the Dominican Republic had made an arrest in connection with the case; however, that information was not able to be confirmed by authorities.

Comments (26)
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MKD23
MKD23

Nothing short of 1st degree should even be considered! These “men” planned and carried out a deliberate, orchestrated attack on a 15 year old boy! They literally slaughtered this kid in the street! I’d pay for a ticket to see them put to death!

LEO0301
LEO0301

No different than MS13. Trump was right, they are animals.

28013
28013

Yeah, just like white people when they shoot up schools and kill innocent children. ANIMALS

LEO0301
LEO0301

@28013 - Looks like someone is a little butt hurt over the animal remark. Don't tell me you're a member of MS13?

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Neither of you are wrong. They're all animals that pray on innocents.

voiceoftreason
voiceoftreason

White kids that shoot up schools are animals, but they're still better than Dumbinicans

Marxest
Marxest

I hate to agree with @LEO0301 but they are animals. I saw the surveillance video of the murder. It churned my stomach. Completely savage.

DoctorKO
DoctorKO

I worked in the South Bronx from 83-95. I don't remember seeing this level of savagery back then, DeBlasio's New York.

LEO1529
LEO1529

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD THEY ARE NOT ANIMALS THEY ARE CREATURES! Please show me in the animal kingdom where animals go around raping, molesting, shooting, stabbing etc.. each other, they do not! These are CREATURES. I was a Police Officer for 20 years and I would tell the men and woman I worked with the same thing and they said you know, you're right!

aisatana102
aisatana102

House sparrows are known to steal the nests of chickadees, and peck their skulls in to kill them. The animal kingdom isn’t innocent at all. Animals have to morals or laws to live by. That’s why criminals are compared to animals.

LEO7989
LEO7989

@LEO1529 I get that you don’t think they should be called Animals, Animals are beautiful, but they can also be violent & rape(Walrus & Seals i.e.). I think my son has it right. They are savages.

aisatana102
aisatana102

Yeah!! Savages

LEO1529
LEO1529

@LEO7989 I can agree with you in terms of being violent but God made some of the animal kingdom to hunt each other where humans are given free will, that is why I go with creatures BUT I can definitely agree with your son, savages works!

61mouse
61mouse

Wonder if the owner of the bodega and the 2 costomers that were in the bodega when this poor kid came running back in pleading for HELP feel any guilt. Because instead they open the door and yelled at him to get out .....I hope they are happy. But at least it's on video so they won't get away clean and hope now they can think that those extra 20 minutes could have saved him . Or at least he would have died knowing someone tried to help, instaed of throwing him back on the streets

Thom1960
Thom1960

Prayers for the family of the horrible death of a kid who was doing a right and these ugly low life creatures from a savage nation. Guzman-Feliz was making a life for himself of a NYPD officer who knew right from wrong and wanted a job that he could hold his head high knowing his life was for GOOD and not for hanging with the wrong crowds. Bless this young man , he will forever be a man in blue. His parents I know is proud of him as I am and others. E.O.W. 6/20/2018.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Thom1960 Savage nation? What happens in DR that doesn't happen in the US?

LEO0301
LEO0301

@Hi_estComnDenomn - the Dominican Republic had a murder rate of 22.1 per 100,000 population. While California may have the most murders, its Louisiana that has the highest murder rate (10.8 per 100,000 people) in the United States. So as you can see, the DR is a very dangerous place to live compared to the worst murder rate in the USA. In other words, they are savages.

marcobambasten
marcobambasten

@LEO0301 and by your own metrics the US is filled with savages when compared to Europe. Good job at proving yourself and your opinions to be null and void. Greetings from the Vienna.

LEO0301
LEO0301

@marcobambasten - I don't know if you have ever been to the states but most of this country is extremely safe. The cities run by liberals, like Chicago, Baltimore, St Louis, New Orleans, etc are the places where you have to be cautious. And if you look at the murder rates for those cities you'll find a common denominator - the ones committing the crimes are minorities. Sound familiar?

Now when it comes to crime in Europe, please don't tell me there hasn't been a problem ever since the flood gates were open to allow refugees into your communities. I mean, doesn't it say something when London is banning people from owning butter knives because of all the crimes being committed with knives?

LEO0301
LEO0301

@marcobambasten - to prove my point, here is an article of the worlds most violent places. Most are in South America or Mexico with a few in the USA. This is why it is so important to have strong immigration laws that are actually upheld. But when you have liberals attempting to have open borders, there will be an influx of these criminals making their way north into the states. BTW my opinions are based on fact, not from an emotional point of view. www.businessinsider.com/most-violent-cities-in-the-world-2018-3#1-los-cabos-mexico-had-11133-homicides-per-100000-residents-50

Richard Kurtz
Richard Kurtz

I saw on the news this morning people there were protesting, wanting the police to do more about the gang violence. These are the same people that will protest when the police shoot one of these monsters when they try to arrest him and he resists. Then it will be another minority "unjustly" killed by the police. Seems to me the police lose no matter what they do. Don;t get me wrong, I know there are bad police out there, but not near as many as the left wants us all to believe.

Alvaro2001
Alvaro2001

@LEO0301 you pretty much sound like a white supremacist. I am a liberal and the crime that's been committed in these cities are made my both liberals and conservatives. You're pretty straight forward in sounding like a racist.

Aaron57
Aaron57

If the girl was also in the explorers program, I doubt she will be anymore... When I was in, we had an explorer kicked out for sending dick pics to his girlfriend, so sex on camera should definitely result in removal from the post.

She's a victim in this now, but as an explorer she should have known better from the start.

dotherightthing
dotherightthing

Protective Custody?! she's an accomplice to murder. she needs to be charged. this is an open close case all evidence points in favor of junior. she's needs to be sentence along with the bodega owners and all the stabbers and the ones driving the cars.

LEO0301
LEO0301

@Alvaro2001 - of course you're a liberal. Everyone not a liberal is a racist according to liberals. I never said anything about the political affiliation of the criminals. Most probably don't even know who's president. But if you look at the FBI stats on violent crimes in America and in the cities I mentioned, you will find that most are committed by minorities. I didn't create the facts. They are what they are and it doesn't look good for those groups.

Aaron57
Aaron57

How is she am accomplice? Based on the information provided here, she had nothing to do with the actual murder. She may have been the motivation for the murderers, but this far there's nothing directly connecting her...


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