Loved ones will say their final goodbyes on Wednesday to a 15-year-old whose dream of becoming a police officer ended last week in a brutal machete attack outside a Bronx bodega.
Six of eight suspects facing charges in connection with the stabbing death of a Bronx teenager are set to face a judge Tuesday in New Jersey for an extradition hearing. He made his first court appearance in New York Monday evening and entered a plea of not guilty.
Their extradition to NY could happen as early as Tuesday.
The two-minute Snapchat video apology also explained that the Trintario gang members who murdered the teen had been kicked out of the gang.
Fifteen-year-old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz was dragged out of a Bronx bodega by a group of men on June 20, who proceeded to beat him and slash his neck with a machete.
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.
The gang's leader reportedly apologized on Facebook, according to reports, saying that it was a case of mistaken identity and that Junior was not the intended victim.
According to a relative, the gang believed to be responsible for the killing of Guzman-Feliz admitted on social media it had attacked the wrong person, reports CBS News' DeMarco Morgan. "My son was my son, but he was my best friend", Lisandro Guzman told the Daily News. A growing memorial of candles, photos, and stuffed animals sits outside the bodega. That's the only thing that can bring me back to life, real life.
A GoFundMe page set up to help the family with funeral costs has now reached almost $240,000.
Thousands of people visited a Southern Boulevard funeral parlor to pay their respects to a slain Bronx teen for the second straight day Tuesday.
He wrote on the page: "Hey everyone I opened up a gofundme account for my brother in law and he's family due to financial difficulties at this moment since he's death was so sudden and tragic". Surveillance video footage from outside the store released to the public shows the moment the horrific scene unfolds.