7 arrested in murder of New York teen who was hacked to death with machete

NEW YORK — Police have now arrested seven people in connection with a brutal machete attack on a teen outside a Bronx bodega last week, according to NBC New York.

Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, 15, was pulled out of the Cruz and Chiky grocery Wednesday by members of the Dominican gang Trinitarios, who beat him, hacked him with a machete and left him to die on the sidewalk outside the store in what officials believe was a case of mistaken identity, according to the New York Post.

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Police first arrested a 19-year-old from the Bronx on Sunday on charges of second-degree murder, NBC reported.

Six others, between the ages of 18 and 24, were charged overnight Monday in connection with the death of the teenager.

Gang members wrongly believed Guzman-Feliz was in a revenge sex video posted online that featured a relative of one of the attackers, according to the Post.

A leader of the gang later apologized on Facebook for the mistake, according to WPIX.

The teen's mother said her son was a good boy who had never been in a gang. He was a member of the NYPD Explorers Program for Youth and dreamed of one day becoming a detective, Leandra Feliz told the Post.

“Since he was 5 years old, he told me, ‘Mommy, I want to be a police,’” she said.

The identities of the suspects have not yet been released.

GoFundMe account, set up to help the family pay for funeral expenses and other costs has raised more than $125,000 as of Sunday evening.