11th Suspect Arrested in Death of Bronx Teen Killed in Gang Attack

11th Suspect Arrested in Death of Bronx Teen Killed in Gang Attack
Diego Suero, 29, turned himself in on July 6, 2018, for the slaying of 15-year-old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz in the Bronx.

NEW YORK—An eleventh suspect has been arrested in the death of a 15-year-old Bronx boy who was slashed in the neck with a machete outside a Bronx bodega.

Police say 21-year-old Danilo Payamps Pacheco was arrested Friday and charged with murder, manslaughter, and gang assault in the June 20 death of Lesandro Guzman-Feliz.

Information on his lawyer wasn’t immediately available.

Guzman-Feliz, known as “Junior,” dreamed of becoming a police officer, and his death shocked the community.

Court records show a that the 10th suspect, who was arrested on Tuesday, was out on bail in a gun case when Guzman-Feliz was killed.

Diego Suero,  who officials suspect is a leader in the gang, was charged last September with criminal possession of a loaded firearm. The 29-year-old’s next court date is Aug. 24.

Suero’s lawyer in that case didn’t respond to a message.

He has pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, manslaughter, gang assault, assault, and conspiracy.

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