Officials identify men held in connection to teen's slaying at bodega

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Six suspects were detained in New Jersey in connection to the slaying of 15-year-old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz. Six suspects were detained in New Jersey in connection to the slaying of 15-year-old Lesandro Guzman-Feliz.
BELMONT -

New Jersey officials have identified six men who are being held in connection to the slaying of Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, the teen who was killed outside a Belmont bodega last week.

A New Jersey county prosecutor announced extradition hearings slated for Tuesday afternoon for the six people. Four are from the Bronx: Jose Taverez, 21, Manuel Rivera, 18, Danel Fernandez, 21 and Santiago Rodriguez, 24.

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Also scheduled for hearings are Jose Muniz, 21, from Paterson, New Jersey, and Joniki Martinez, 24, from Freeport, New York. 

It comes after the arrest of one person in the Bronx, identified as Kevin Alvarez, 19. He was walked out of the 48th Precinct overnight, and is being charged with murder, manslaughter, gang assault and felony assault.

Last Wednesday, 15-year-old Guzman-Feliz, also known as Junior, was pronounced dead after police say he was brutally stabbed in his neck on East 183rd Street by a group of five men. He had managed to escape and run to St. Barnabas Hospital, but it was too late.

The killing was reportedly due to a case of mistaken identity.

The teen's death sparked outrage and an intensive manhunt after surveillance video showed the suspects converging on a Belmont bodega.

Guzman-Feliz's family say people have been sending in tips from all over the country.

Services for Guzman-Feliz are set for Monday and Tuesday from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the RG Ortiz Funeral Home on Southern Boulevard.

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