Reputed 'Trinitarios' Gang Leader Arrested In Connection To Slaying Of Junior Guzman-Feliz
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Two more men were arrested on Tuesday in connection to the brutal murder of a 15-year-old Bronx boy outside a bodega in the Belmont section last month.
29-year-old Diego Suero and 26-year-old Gabriel Ramirez Concepcion, both of the Bronx, were facing multiple charges including murder and gang assault. Sources tell CBS2 Suero is believed to be the local leader of the violent 'Trinitarios' street gang.
The NYPD had previously warned there could be additional arrests in the case that's sent shock waves through the city. Police say Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz was stabbed and hacked to death outside a bodega the night of June 20. 10 men have now been arrested and charged in connection to the murder. Each of them are members of the Trinitarios, according to authorities.
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Most members vicious gang are of Dominican descent. While some are affiliated with the original prison gang formed in the 90s and others aren't, authorities say they all generally follow the same cutthroat rules.
"If you go mess with them, they do have a reputation of retaliating," Bronx resident Gabrielle Perez said.
According to federal documents obtained by CBS2, a member's obligations include studying the rules and history of the gang before swearing an oath. After becoming an insider, members must "always support each other."
"If a Trinitarios member is wounded the Trinitarios will avenge the assault," according to documents. One may also be "ordered to commit acts of violence against another person."
Sources tell CBS2 the gang's weapon of choice is a machete or knife, as displayed in the gruesome murder of Guzman-Feliz.
That same gang is believed to be responsible for a June 18 attack along the Bronx River Parkway, where a 14-year-old boy was stabbed and left for dead. Luckily, that boy survived.
Suero is believed to have ordered lower level members to carry out Junior's murder, according to sources. Both he and Ramirez Concepcion will make their first appearances in front of a judge on Wednesday.
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