Two more men have been arrested in connection to the fatal stabbing of a teenager in the Bronx last month, the NYPD said Tuesday night.
The NYPD said Gabriel Ramirez Concepcion, a 26-year-old Bronx resident, is the tenth person arrested in connection to the fatal stabbing of 15-year-old Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz. Concepcion faces charges that include murder, gang assault, and manslaughter, according to authorities.
Diego Suero, 29, was also arrested. The NYPD said earlier Tuesday that the Bronx-native faces multiple charges, including murder, manslaughter, and gang assault. Sources said Suero is an admitted member of the Trinitarios gang.
Eight other suspects in the stabbing have already appeared in court and have entered not guilty pleas. They are due back in court on July 16.
Suspects Jose Muniz, Jose Tavarez, Jonaiki Martinez-Estrella, Daniel Fernandez, Manuel Rivera, and Antonio Hernandez-Santiago face a slew of charges, including murder, gang assault, and manslaughter.
Two other suspects, 19-year-old Kevin Alvarez and 23-year-old Elvin Garcia, have both pleaded not guilty on murder and manslaughter charges.
Police say Guzman-Feliz was dragged out of a bodega in the Belmont section of the Bronx by suspected gang members and slashed in the neck with a machete on June 20. The 15-year-old was pronounced dead at a local hospital. It is believed to be a case of mistaken identity.
The killing of Guzman-Feliz has sparked outrage on social media, with the hashtag #JusticeForJunior being picked up around the country.
The 15-year-old was a member of the NYPD Explorers Program and had dreams of becoming a detective.