In incident reminiscent of ‘Junior Feliz’ killing, teen escapes gang in Bronx bodega

October 31, 2018 - 10:29 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Workers at a bodega came to the rescue of a teen in the Bronx.

Surveillance video shows a teenage boy running into a bodega on Ogden Ave and 171st Street in the Highbridge section of the borough to escape four other teens who were chasing him.

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Witnesses told NBC4 that the teens beat the victim, and kicked him in the head while others watched. That's when bodega owner Edward Lara and other good Samaritans came to the rescue.

"The little kid came here asking for help. He said, 'please help me they're going to kill me," Lara recalled.

The teen was taken to Lincoln Hospital in stable condition.

The incident had shades of what was a deadly attack against 5-year-old Junior Guzman-Feliz just miles away in a different part of the Bronx.

"They're heroes," Lara said of the workers who jumped in to help.

So far, cops have made one arrest in Tuesday's incident. They're still looking for the others.