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Cardi B Donates $8K To Family Of Teen Killed In 'Case Of Mistaken Identity'

Cardi B Donates $8K To Family Of Teen Killed In 'Case Of Mistaken Identity'

Cardi B has donated $8,000 (£6,036) to the family of a teenage boy who was murdered in a machete attack in the Bronx.

Fifteen-year-old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz was brutally murdered by a gang of men in an apparent case of mistaken identity.

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In horrifying CCTV footage, Guzman-Feliz - who was known as Junior - could be seen being dragged out of a shop before he was hacked to death with the machete.

Credit: GoFundMe
Credit: GoFundMe

The men are reportedly from the Trinitarios gang and are believed to have killed the boy in 'a case of mistaken identity over a sex tape'.

According to the New York Post, cops have made five arrests. A 19-year-old man, Kevin Alvarez, has been charged with second-degree murder, manslaughter and gang assault, the MailOnline reports.

In a statement the New York Police Department said: "The Department has identified multiple suspects and is in the process of interviewing some of them at this time. Initial arrests have been made, and more are anticipated.

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"The NYPD thanks the public for the outpouring of tips in this case and encourages people to continue to come forward if they have information to share. Additional information will be released as it becomes available and confirmed."

Credit: Instagram
Credit: Instagram

Guzman-Feliz was enrolled in the NYPD Explorers programme and had dreams of one day joining the force.

Following his death, a GoFundMe page was set up for the family - it has so far raised $146,627 (£110,638) of a $15,000 (£11,318) goal.

Cardi B, who is from the New York borough, donated six thousand dollars under her real name Belcalis Almanzar. She also shared a post on Instagram saying: "The Bronx streets are ruthless. What piss me off the most is that these BX cops be harassing the shit outta people, then they see a boy bleeding to death and ask what happen?

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"Uuuummm how bout you call the ambulance like ya be calling for back up when ya see n****s smoking in front of a building! People be like 'call the police! Call the police!' but for what the operators be asking you questions for like four minutes on the phone with an attitude and the cops come maaalateee [sic]".

Rihanna also paid a touching tribute to the boy posting: "Can't stop thinking about this poor baby boy, and how his family must feel right now! I'm sincerely praying for your healing and #justiceforjunior."

According to the New York Post, the Trinitarios 'top leader' got in touch with the family to apologise for the slaying.

Derek Grullon, 19, who is in a relationship with Guzman-Feliz's sister told the paper the gang leader had sent a Snapchat message to the family in which he said sorry for the mistake.

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Topics: Cardi B, Celebrity, Music, US News, New York, crime

Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at [email protected]

 

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