A community in the Bronx is looking for answers after a 15-year old was stabbed by a group of men and left to die after asking police for help.
According to published reports, on Thursday (Jun 22) Lesandro Guzman-Feliz was stabbed in the neck following a dispute with a group of men. The teen then ran to the local hospital where he collapsed on the sidewalk after asking on-site officers for some water.
The teen reportedly lived one block from the bodega and was known in the neighborhood as “Junior.” Investigators say he told his mother he was heading downstairs to repay $5 to a friend, but instead he ended up involved in some type of dispute.
The awful act has been taken to social media where people are reacting to the news of violence and lack of support by onlookers and police on the scene.
Junior ran to the hospital & made it outside of the hospital when he was sitting there taking his last breaths with cops around not getting help. Watching this 15 year old bleed to death and took no action. I’m honestly so damn tired of the police in the States #JUSTICEFORJUNIOR
— Ty (@tbrezzzyy) June 22, 2018
They killed a 15 year old KID. Five “MEN” against one KID. They stabbed him, beat him and dragged him before leaving him to die. He used the last of his strength to get to a hospital but was recorded and questioned by police instead of being rushed to the ER. #JusticeforJunior pic.twitter.com/6SCIgmBb5u
— cunning. (@tonyduhVo) June 22, 2018
Bronx native Cardi B weighed in on the incident calling out officers for being quick to “harass” residents but not help.
“These Bronx streets are ruthless .What piss me off the most is that these BX cops be harassing the shit outta people then they see a boy bleeding to death and ask what happen ?“uuuummmmmmmm😤😤😤 How bout you call the ambulance like ya be calling for back up when ya see nikkas smoking in front of a building !!!!! People be like”call the police!” Call the police!!” But for what the operators be asking you questions for like 4 minutes on the phone with an attitude and the cops come maaa lateeee.”
Relatives hugged and cried at the scene describing the teen as a good kid and a typical teenager.
“All I can say was that he was a good kid,” sister Genesis Collado-Feliz said. “He just played Playstation. He played Fortnight. He played 2K, like every 15-year-old. He asked me for advice with girls.”
Police have released new surveillance video showing at least six people were involved in the attack, and surveillance video reportedly shows them fleeing in a white car.
Investigators say they are looking for several young men who are considered persons of interest in the case.
So far, there have been no arrests.