Slain New York Teen May Have Been Victim of Mistaken Identity Involving Sex Tape Revenge Plot

Lesandro Guzman-Feliz,15, was stabbed in front of 526 East 183rd street in the Bronx, New York on June 21st, 2018. A memorial was put up in front of the bodega.
Photo by Richard Harbus for The New York Post

The 15-year-old who was dragged out of a Bronx bodega and butchered on the street like an animal may have been the victim of a tragic case of mistaken identity — involving a raunchy sex video, according to police sources.

Detectives are probing whether Lesandro Guzman-Feliz’s attackers mistook him for the person in a sex video posted online featuring a relative of one of his attackers, two high-ranking police sources told The Post.

Guzman-Feliz was dragged by the hood of his shirt out of the Cruz and Chiky grocery on East 183rd Street and Bathgate Avenue in Belmont on Wednesday night. His five attackers then hacked at the shrieking teen with a large blade as another one punched him over and over, before the group sped off in two cars.

Guzman-Feliz, who lived in the area with his family, ran toward nearby St. Barnabus Hospital before he died of his injuries just feet away, police said.

His mom told The Post on Saturday that her son was a “sweet kid” who aspired to one day become a cop.

“His dream in the future was to be a detective,” Leandra Feliz, 48, told The Post. “Since he was 5 years old, he told me, ‘Mommy, I want to be a police.’”

He was enrolled in the NYPD Explorers program, a program for youth ages 14 to 20 who are interested in a career in law enforcement, police sources said.

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SOURCE: NY Post, Tina Moore, Georgett Roberts and Amanda Woods