Good: 8 Arrested in Bronx Stabbing of Innocent 15 Year Old
This story has been all over the news the past few days.
Security cameras caught the stabbing murder of a 15 year old boy in the Bronx by 5 other men.
It turns out that it was a gang hit and they mistook the boy for somebody else. This foolishness needs to stop!
Police have made arrests in connection with last week's fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old boy outside a Bronx bodega. Police identified one of the suspects as 19-year-old Kevin Alvarez, of the Bronx. He was arrested Sunday on charges of murder, manslaughter, and gang assault.
Information on his lawyer wasn't immediately available.
Police say the victim, 15-year-old Lesandro Guzman-Ortiz, was attacked Tuesday night by a group of men at the the bodega. Surveillance video shows the suspects enter the bodega and dragging the victim out onto the street. The video then shows a man with what appears to be a large knife.
Guzman-Ortiz was reportedly stabbed in the neck. He is seen on the video running a block to a hospital, where he died. Family and friends told CBS New York it was a tragic case of mistaken identity.In a tweet, NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot McShea released photos of the men he said fatally stabbed Guzman-Ortiz, known as "Junior," and asked for tips. He said Junior was an aspiring NYPD detective.
"He was never going to give up on his dream of becoming an NYPD detective & WE'LL NEVER GIVE UP ON HIM," McShea tweeted, using the hashtag #JusticeforJunior.
Sunday, McShea said arrests had been made in the case and thanked the public for the "many, many valuable tips." Sources told CBS New York gang members had been arrested -- six in Paterson, New Jersey, and two others in the Bronx. Investigators tell the station all have links to a gang.Guzman-Ortiz had no gang ties, the station reports. -(CBS News)