VIDEO: Dominican Gang Butchers 15-Year-Old Aspiring Cop, Apologizes To Family

Gang members told the family of a murdered 15 year old that his death was a case of mistaken identity.

Bronx, NY – A violent Dominican street gang has apologized to the family of a 15-year-old New York Police Department (NYPD) Explorers program member, after they dragged the teen out of a store and hacked him to death on a New York street corner on Wednesday night (video below).

“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, according to the New York Post.

Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz dreamed of becoming a police detective, his mother, Leandra Feliz, told the New York Post on Saturday.

“Since he was 5 years old, he told me, ‘Mommy, I want to be a police,’” Feliz, a native of the Dominican Republic, recalled. “He was just waiting to graduate and study criminal justice. And be a police.”

The teen even joined NYPD’s Law Enforcement Explorer program, which was established to teach and mentor youth between the ages of 14 and 20 who are interested in becoming law enforcement officers.

But on Wednesday night, the eleventh grader’s promising future came to a brutal and abrupt end.

“They opened a hole in his neck with a machete,” the teen’s grieving mother told the New York Post through tears. “They killed my son like he was junk.”

The violent attack occurred at approximately 11:40 p.m. on June 20, after Guzman-Feliz told his mother that he was heading downstairs to give a friend $5 that he owed him, WABC reported.

While he was outside, the attackers began chasing Guzman-Feliz. The teen took off running into a bodega on East 183rd Street, the New York Post reported.

“He tried to run into the store because he thought he’d be safe,” the victim’s sister, 17-year-old Genesis Collado-Feliz, told the paper. “They dragged him from the store like a dog. They were grown men and he was only 15.”

Surveillance footage from outside the store showed the teen being dragged from the store by his hood.

The five attackers then held him down, while one hacked at him with what appeared to be a machete, the video showed.

Another stabbed him repeatedly with a smaller blade.

The video showed the men then fled the scene in multiple directions, and left the teen stumbling and bleeding to death on the street corner.

Guzman-Feliz ran towards St. Barnabas Hospital, and collapsed just outside, the New York Post reported.

Video footage showed the blood-soaked teen as he sat on the ground.

He begged for water as he died, investigators said, according to WABC.

His mother, who works as a housekeeper in the hospital’s intensive care unit, desperately rushed to be with her injured son, the New York Post reported.

“He is alive?” she screamed as she ran into the hospital.

But her son had already succumbed to his injuries.

“I hugged and kissed my son,” Feliz recounted. “They stabbed my son in the neck. In the main artery going to the heart.”

His mother was understandably devastated by the loss.

“I have no reason to live my life,” the grieving mother sobbed. “They kill him. They kill me, too. I’m ready to die. You can put me with my son.”

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 woman 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.

According to Guzman-Feliz’s family, several members of the Trinitarios sent messages to the teen’s family via social media after the horrific murder and apologized for the accidental killing.

“They said, ‘We had the wrong person,’” Guzman-Feliz’s brother-in-law, Derek Grullon, told the paper.

Grullon said that a “top leader” of the gang apologized for what had transpired, the New York Post reported.

“He said they kicked all of them out of the gang,” Grullon recounted.

On Friday, NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea vowed to bring the men who murdered the aspiring law enforcement officer to justice.

“He was never going to give up on his dream of being an NYPD detective & WE’LL NEVER GIVE UP ON HIM,” Chief Shea tweeted in a post that included photos of the victim and his attackers.

“Someone out there knows these men, all wanted for the brutal murder of 15-yr-old Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Ortiz in # thebronx,” Chief Shea said in a follow-up post on Saturday morning. “Take a good look at each. It’s up to you to help us get # JUSTICEFORJUNIOR.”

Chief of Department Terence Monahan said that Guzman-Feliz’s murder was “among the most brutal crimes” he had encountered during his 36 years as an officer, the New York Post reported.

Investigators continued to sort through “tons of information/misinformation” about the horrific murder on Saturday, and had not yet made any arrests, the New York Post reported.

You can watch surveillance footage of the horrific machete attack in the video below (WARNING – Extremely Graphic):

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Just-My-Thoughts
Just-My-Thoughts

How horribly awful for his family. Here's a kid trying to live a good life and he's cut down by the pond scum the justice department will probably let out because it was a "mistake". oooooppppps......

LEOWIDOW
LEOWIDOW

It would be welcomed and deserved to honor this young inspiration with an honorary LEO funeral. RIP Officer (explorer) Guzman-Feliz YOUR LIFE MATTERED

Mrs10
Mrs10

@LEOWIDOW - what a beautiful tribute that would be! Hopefully they (NYPD) will do SOMETHING for him. Officer (Explorer) Guzman-Feliz your Blue family mourns your death and the potential of the bright future that was stolen from you and your family.

Reppoc493
Reppoc493

Don't call them "animals" because you'll offend the liberal left! And that sexually confused Cindy Nixon wants to abolish ICE? Yeah... good luck NY!

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

And politicians want to say gangs are "social organizations" ??? Gangs are nothing but a group of thugs period ! I hope NYPD will give that young man an honorary LEO funeral, he deserves at least that !

DieselDawg
DieselDawg

The glaring question remains unmentioned. Were his murderers illegal alien invaders?

realDonaldTrump
realDonaldTrump

Hey @Burgers Allday I wonder if stricter gun control and mandatory insurance could have prevented this? (this is sarcasm)

This poor kid didn't deserve this, where is the outrage and protests? You will protest over the death a fuck bag thug drive by shooter though.

realDonaldTrump
realDonaldTrump

@DieselDawg If they are boy that won't fit Nancy Pelosi's agenda. And J Ho can stop posting fake news photo ops.

LEOWIDOW
LEOWIDOW

@Mrs10 Thank you for that. I was reading about this young man and drew such an inspiration from him. There are many sides to this immigration issue and mine is just a personal opinion...... here we see a stellar young man striving to become something great and he is an immigrant and truly desired to make his American Dream come true. Than you see the evil in a group of thugs whose only intent is to be thugs, rapists, drug dealers and murders, end this beautiful life and rip out his mother’s heart clear down to her soul. Than they think an apology from the head thug makes it better? They think kicking them out of the gang makes it better? NO! It will not breathe life back into this young inspirations lungs and It will not bring this young inspiration back into the arms of his mother. It only says, the one thing we all know..... they are animalistic thugs that run in packs and gives every hard working, inspiring immigrant a bad name! These animalistic thugs that run in packs like wild mangy hyaenas, are the reason immigrants have a bad name. So sad and heartbreaking.

dsmarine
dsmarine

It is not just MS13 but all gangs - white, black, Muslim or brown that need to be eradicated. Start in the jails and prisons which are a breeding ground!

BigPapaFrosty
BigPapaFrosty

They are nothing more than domestic terrorists! Time to clean them all out no matter what color they are! We go to other countries and call this terrorists and fight to clean this up now it is time to clean up America!

Retiredleo
Retiredleo

Hey everyone where is HCD’s outrage over black on black crime? Hummm....obviously of no interest since it doesn’t fit his ignorant, irrational narrative.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Retiredleo "HEY EVERYONE!"😂😂😂

You fucking clown, i did call them animals in a subsequent article.

Are you just hunting for likes by using my name? Join the club. There are plenty on here that do it daily. You're like #5 this morning.

Retiredleo
Retiredleo

Ther you go again HCD, you cannot express yourself without juvenile name calling and vulgarity, you’re lack of self control is showing. And no....I have zero interest in who likes or does not like my posts, I just wish we could all have a civil discussion..your irrational response is yours and yours alone.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Retiredleo You put bad energy out, then get mad when i send it back?

Retiredleo
Retiredleo

I’m not mad, just pointing out the obvious which apparently just goes right over your little head. You use name calling and vulgarity to get your point across then accuse me of putting out bad energy....once again your ignorance and juvenile behavior is in full display.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Retiredleo So calling everyone's attention to me not responding to this particular story, even though i did respond in a follow up to this story, is good energy from you? You say you want a civil discussion, but look how you started your comment.

Who exactly is the juvenile in this situation?