BELMONT, the Bronx— The NYPD is making significant progress in finding the men who stabbed a 15-year-old Bronx teen to death outside a bodega, police said Sunday.
Officers are “working 24/7 reviewing each and every tip submitted,” NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea tweeted.
They have one objective, he said: Justice for Junior.
Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz was dragged out of a store on Bathgate Avenue and killed by a group of men with a machete. The five men are still on the loose.
His death was among “the most brutal crimes” NYPD Chief of Patrol Terence Monahan has seen in his 36-year career.
Police have asked for help tracking down the five men behind the stabbing death of Guzman-Feliz, who dreamed of becoming a police officer himself.
Guzman-Feliz was in the NYPD Explorers program, a group for people ages 14-20 who are interested in a career in law enforcement.
“He was never going to give up on his dream of being an NYPD detective & WE’LL NEVER GIVE UP ON HIM,” Shea tweeted. “Help us get #JusticeForJunior.”
The men were last seen fleeing in a white vehicle and a dark colored sedan.
Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting http://www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).