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6 men accused of killing Bronx teen arrested in Paterson

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Lesandro Guzman-Feliz was fatally stabbed in the Bronx. Lesandro Guzman-Feliz was fatally stabbed in the Bronx.
6 men accused of killing Bronx teen arrested in Paterson 6 men accused of killing Bronx teen arrested in Paterson
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Six men accused of brutally killing a 15-year-old boy from the Bronx were arrested in Paterson over the weekend.

One of the suspects, 21-year-old Jose Muniz, is from Paterson. Officials say that the rest are from the Bronx and Long Island.

NYPD officials say that the killing of Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, known as “Junior” to this friends and family,  was gang-related. The teen was attacked outside a bodega by a group of men. He died after getting slashed in the neck with a machete.

Police say that another suspect was arrested in the Bronx.

The alleged gang members say that Guzman-Feliz's death was a case of mistaken identity. They were supposedly looking for someone else and attacked the teen instead.

Guzman-Feliz was a member of the NYPD's Explorers program, a group for youths interested in a law enforcement career. A wake was held for the teen Monday afternoon at a funeral home in New York.

“He was all I have, all my life…I don’t know what I’m going to do without him,” says Guzman-Feliz's mother Leandra Feliz.

His family has set up the GoFundMe page Justice For Junior to help pay for funeral costs.

The six suspects are being held at a detention center in Paterson. An extradition hearing is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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