The bodega manager involved in the attack of Junior Guzman-Feliz decides to tell his side of the story after people questioned why he did not help the teen.
Surveillance footage shows the bodega manager and an employee gesturing the men to take the fight outside where Junior Guzman-Feliz was stabbed and killed on Wednesday evening. Now he wants to explain why he did not intervene in the attack when the men dragged the teen out of the store.
“We were threatened so we wouldn’t continue to intervene with the situation. It’s not our fault. It’s a tragedy, but we were just doing our jobs and getting ready to leave and unfortunately, this happened.”
He added that he feels horrible about Junior’s slaying:
“It is something horrible, I feel so bad”
The teen’s mother believes the manager should have helped Junior because he knew him since he was a little boy.
Earlier, residents in the Belmont community gathered around Chiky and Cruz Grocery in protest, causing the store to shut down.
A memorial has been placed where Junior was killed and continues to grow as the day passes on.
I would be lying if I said this didn’t impact me!!! I couldn’t go today without lightning a candle for this innocent child who got his life taken away short at 15 bc of mistaken identity…please let’s stop the violence…may you sleep in peace Junior..may god give your family the strength that it needs to cope with this hurtful situation 😢😢😢🙏🏻💔#sipjunior#justiceforjunior #shutdownstore
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As for the suspects involved in his slaying, no arrests have been made but police suspected the murder was a case of mistaken identity.