Another suspect was taken into custody in the Dominican Republic, a source said.
The leader of the Trinitarios gang apologized on Facebook, saying the vicious murder resulted from a case of mistaken identity. The teen manages to hobble back into the store looking for help, however, surveillance video shows.
Mourners gathered at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in the Bronx for the funeral of Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz as a makeshift memorial continues to grow outside of a bodega where police said he was brutally stabbed last week. Horrid video of the incident shows the attack and then Lesandro trying to run to the hospital, which was just a few blocks away.
The identities of the suspects and the charges they may face have not yet been announced. He made his first court appearance in New York Monday evening and entered a plea of not guilty. A relative of Guzman-Feliz's said an alleged gang member sent an apology to them on Snapchat.
Police said Guzman-Feliz knew the suspects and the stabbing may have been gang-related, though Guzman-Feliz-who had no criminal record-was not a part of a gang.
The Passaic County Prosecutor's Office arrested 21-year-old Jose Tavarez, 18-year-old Manuel Rivera, 21-year-old Daniel Fernandez, 24-year-old Santiago Rodriguez, 21-year-old Jose Muniz, and 24-year-old Jonki Martinez on Sunday.
'They have to make sure when they kill someone they have the right person, ' said Leandra. Earlier this week, rap star Cardi B who hails from the Bronx, donated $8,000 to the family's GoFundMe and criticized police for their slow response to the violent attack.
"I saw the video and I couldn't sleep for days", said another man who joined the crowd mourning the teenager. Surveillance of the men was released by NY police on Friday. "These Bronx streets are ruthless". "Our school is a family and losing a wonderful 15-year-old boy to senseless violence is hard for us to understand". Take it outside!' Before the killers get in, my son was hiding inside the store. Some athletes and celebrities, including Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia, rapper Cardi B, and singer Rihanna, have also called for justice and have expressed their condolences.
Battered and bloody from the attack, Guzman-Feliz slumps over the counter, after which the cashier appears to shoo him, refusing to come to his aid. He was charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter, gang assault and assault, the paper reported.