All the five gang members in connection to the brutal murder of 15-year old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz have been arrested.
“Thank God they were caught,” Lesandro’s mother, Leandra Feliz, told CBS2. “It’s good because they have to pay but I want my son back. If they could give me the life of my son I’d be happy.”
Investigators say Lesandro, whose future ambition was to become an NYPD detective, was stabbed by members of a local gang following an altercation inside a bodega in the Belmont section on June 20.
Leandra says her son, also known as Junior, left the house with the intention of lending someone $5 but never came back.
“I called him because I feel like ‘you take too long. I said come on, come on’,” the teen’s mother told CBS2. “He said ‘oh yeah mommy, it’s okay I give him the five dollars, it’s okay I’m coming home’.”
Meanwhile, a relative of Lesandro’s who didn’t want his face on camera says a gang member sent a SnapChat message saying the assailants thought Junior was someone else at the time of the attack.