NEW YORK (FOX5NY) - A Bronx street is expected to be renamed to honor teen Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz who was killed by a group of alleged gang members in a brutal crime that brought shock and anger across New York City.
On Monday, New York City Council Member Ritchie Torres and the family of Junior Guzman-Feliz unveiled what the sign will look like at the corner of E.183rd St. and Bathgate Ave. in the Bronx. The spot is where Guzman-Feliz was beaten, stabbed and hit with a machete. The teen was attacked in a case of mistaken identity.
He struggled to get himself to a nearby hospital but collapsed and died.
The teen’s mother, Leandra Feliz, spoke at the unveiling.
“I want to see justice for my son after this honor. Thank you so much for the honor, but I want more. I want justice for my son," Feliz says.
Guzman-Feliz was a member of the NYPD Explorers' Program and had dreams of becoming a police detective. A scholarship has been announced in his honor.
The City Council will have to vote later in the year to approve the street name.