Boy, 15, dragged from a bodega and stabbed to death

Horrifying moment a Bronx boy, 15, is dragged from a bodega by a group of men and slashed in the neck with a machete before bleeding to death

Police in The Bronx are searching for a group of men wanted for the brutal killing of a 15-year-old boy, which was captured on video showing the victim being dragged out of a convenience store and viciously slashed in the neck. 

The frenzied attack took place outside Zesarina Grocery located on East 183rd Street in the Belmont section of The Bronx at around 11.40pm on Wednesday.

The NYPD says Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, 15, had gotten into a dispute with several young men. 

CCTV video posted by Facebook user Riichy Rich on Friday shows the pack of men forcibly dragging Guzman-Feliz by the hood of his jacket out of the bodega and frantically stabbing and slashing him with a machete before fleeing on foot.

The 15-year-old attended high school and dreamed of becoming a police detective one day

After a few seconds, Guzman-Feliz is seen standing on the street corner with blood pouring from a wound in his neck.

He then runs across the street, heading towards the nearby St Barnabas Hospital.

According to police, the mortally wounded boy never reached the hospital and collapsed a block away.

Another extremely graphic video posted on social media by a different user shows Guzman-Feliz drenched in blood from head to toe, sitting on the sidewalk with his back against the wall.

A woman tries to apply pressure to his neck before police officers and paramedics surround him. Guzman-Feliz succumbed to his injuries at the scene.

Officers said with his dying breath, the 15-year-old asked for some water, according to

Investigators said he had told his mother he was going to the bodega a block away from his house to either repay a debt, or lend $5 to a friend. He never made it home that night.

According to police, Guzman-Feliz knew his attackers and they believe the slaying may be gang-related.

The victim’s sister, Genesis Collado-Feliz, 17, said her younger brother loved playing video games and would come to her for advice about girls. She said Lesandro had recently become friends with a group of older boys, but she insisted he was not in a gang.

‘He tried to run into the store because he thought he’d be safe. They dragged him from the store like a dog,’ Collado-Feliz told the . ‘They were grown men and he was only 15.’

Guzman-Feliz was a student at the Dr Richard Izquierdo Health and Science Charter School. reported that he had aspired to become a police detective.

Police are searching for at least six suspects in connection to the vicious killing. They were last seen driving away in a white sedan and a dark sedan.

 

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