NEW YORK –
Our Eyewitness News sister station in New York has learned that the NYPD is investigating whether two officials who responded to the fatal stabbing of a 15-year-old in the Bronx last week did not give him any help
As part of the investigation, the department was warned that two officials Lesandro Guzman-Feliz did not provide medical assistance when he collapsed in front of St. Barnabas Hospital.
The cell video collected by the department shows passersby with napkins to stop the bleeding.
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Officers stand near the boy, but do not help.
"There is no internal investigation." While the NYPD is reviewing the answer, so far it seems the officers have handled it properly, "a police source tells Eyewitness News.
In the video, Guzman-Feliz is seen, bloodied and dying outside St. Barnabas Hospital. A woman tries to stop the bleeding. There are others who try to comfort Lesandro while two police officers are standing back.
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At one point, another person rushes past the officers
New York City Council member Francisco Moya calls for an investigation
"It is a short video, but that's why we need to get some answers, "he said. "Before we go to court, we should start an investigation because what you see there is extremely disturbing, and I think it's crucial for us to see exactly what happened, which just made them standing around while a young man is dying right across the street from a hospital. "
" There were no complaints regarding the reaction to the incident filed and there is no IAB investigation, "said the NYPD. "Officers responding to another call were accused by civilians and referred to the victim, and an ambulance arrived just over a minute later."
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Attack happened outside a bodega on East 183rd Street and Bathgate Avenue in the Tremont section shortly after 11:30 pm Last Wednesday, when authorities believed that it is a false identity that has outraged the whole community.
Guzman-Feliz was dragged outside and stabbed to death with a machete after police said the group of gang members had considered him a rival. The teenager, who had hopes of becoming a NYPD detective, tried to run to St. Barnabas Hospital, which was a block away but collapsed on the sidewalk.
There was no lack of urgency in the first reaction of the police. "Send a bus (Ambulance) to 2280 Bathgate Avenue, I need a unit," the police radio said. "Women say a child was hit in the neck at this point..ran to the hospital on foot, ran to St. Barnabas, could be one and the same.Come also at 2280 Bathgate Avenue for a kid in the neck."
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The video lasts only 45 seconds. "It's difficult in those situations to help someone who has lost so much blood," said Detective Robert Boyce's former NYPD chief. "You see the young man how much blood he has lost, so it's difficult to say what they could have done without any compresses, any materials."
Seven of the eight suspects were arrested during the brutal murder of Guzman. Feliz appeared in court for the first time on Wednesday, when thousands of mourners gathered to finally say goodbye to the boy, affectionately known as Junior.
Six men were sent from Paterson, New Jersey, to join the two Bronx detainees. They are confronted with charges ranging from first-degree murder to the death of Lesandro Guzman-Feliz.
The suspects were detained without bail and must appear in court on July 2.
Kevin Alvarez, 19, was the first to be arrested Sunday night. He was charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter, gang attack and assault.
The police then searched a house in Paterson, known as the meeting place of the gang allegedly involved in the murder, with six suspects arrested.
Their names and charges are as follows:
– Jose Muniz, 21, of Paterson: first and second degree murder, manslaughter, gang attack and assault with the intention of causing severe injury with a weapon
– Jose Taverez, 21, the Bronx: second-degree murder, manslaughter, gang attack and assault intended to cause serious injury with a weapon
– Manuel Rivera, 18, of the Bronx: second-degree murder, manslaughter, gang attack and assault the intention of using a weapon to cause serious injury and criminal possession of a weapon
– Daniel Fernandez, 21, of the Bronx: Murder, manslaughter, gang attack and assault with the intention of causing severe injuries weapon
– Jonaiki Martinez -Estrella, 24, from Freeport: First-degree killings and second-degree murder, manslaughter, gang attack and assault intended to cause serious injury with a weapon
– Anto nio Santiago-Hernandez, 24, from the Bronx: Murder first and second degree, manslaughter, gang violation and assault with intent to cause serious injury with a gun
On Tuesday, 23-year-old Elvin Garcia was arrested in the Bronx , He is charged with first and second degree murder, manslaughter and criminal possession of weapons.
The authorities identified Martinez-Estrella, who was arrested in 2016 for robbing and beating a 14-year-old with a golf club. as the one who severed the neck of the victim.
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