Arrests Made, Investigation Continues in Brutal Murder of Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz

June 26, 2018

While a city mourns, the NYPD continues its investigation into the brutal murder of Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz, the 15-year-old whose stabbing death outside a Bronx bodega shocked New Yorkers. The NYPD has arrested an eighth suspect in Junior’s murder, joining seven others arrested and charged in the Bronx and New Jersey in recent days.

Junior was enrolled in the NYPD Explorers, a youth-oriented program that provides teenagers from diverse communities with an introduction to careers in law enforcement. Since he was a child, he had dreamed of becoming a detective.

"This investigation is not over," said Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea. "He was never going to give up on his dream of being an NYPD detective & WE'LL NEVER GIVE UP ON HIM. We will leave no stone unturned. We have ample resources to deal with anyone who wishes to engage in gang activity. You are going to swiftly learn it is a no-win situation. if you flee to Paterson, if you flee to Wyoming, we are going to get you."

As the investigation develops, the NYPD remains grateful for the outpouring of tips provided by members of the community. Call 800-577-TIPS, text your tip to "TIP577" plus your message to "CRIMES" (274637) or visit