While officials did not immediately identify how many arrests were made or who was arrested, the New York Post reported, citing police sources, that five people were arrested in the slaying of Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz in the Bronx.
The boy's family members told Daily News he was not a gang member, but he may have been friends with someone who was, and they do not believe the attack was a case of mistaken identity.
Five people are in custody after a 15-year-old Bronx teen was stabbed to death outside a bodega, police said Sunday.
The rapper donated to the family's GoFundMe for Lesandro's funeral expenses, which has raised more than $100,000 thus far.
Guzman-Feliz was brutally attacked and stabbed on both sides of his neck with a machete.
Guzman-Feliz reportedly ran into the Zesarina Grocery on East 183rd Street after being chased by the group.
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. Lesandro Guzman-Feliz bears a striking resemblance to the unidentified young man in the porn video. Another distressing and graphic video shows him on the sidewalk, near the hospital, bleeding.
Shortly after Guzman-Feliz's murder, a social media campaign titled #JusticeForJunior began to gain traction, calling for those who have information to step forward.
A horrifying video provided by the New York Post shows Trinitarios gang members dragging the teen from a bodega in the Bronx Wednesday night. After the perpetrators left the scene, he tried to walk to nearby St. Barnabus Hospital, but collapsed and died shortly after.
"Since he was 5 years old, he told me, 'Mommy, I want to be a police, '" Feliz told the New York Post.
"His dream in the future was to be a detective", she said.
"He [the gang leader] said they kicked all of them out of the gang", Grullon said.