Bronx street renamed in honor of slain teen who dreamed of becoming detective

February 27, 2019 - 1:45 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A Bronx street has been renamed for a teenager who was brutally killed last summer in what police believe was a case of mistaken identity.

The corner of 183rd Street and Bathgate Avenue in the Belmont section of the Bronx was renamed in honor of  Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz in an official ceremony Wednesday attended by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and other officials. 

Guzman-Feliz wanted to be an NYPD detective, but he was stabbed to death by purported members of the Trinitarios gang, who police believe thought he was someone else.

Junior was 15 years old and a member of the NYPD's explorers program.

It was an emotional day for Feliz's mother, Leandra, who was not only paying tribute to her son but celebrating her birthday.