A local gang leader allegedly took to Facebook after the stabbing to send his apologies for the senseless murder, stating that it was a case of mistaken identity.
All of Guzman-Feliz's suspected attackers are alleged members of a Dominican-American gang known as the "Trinitarios".
Pop superstar Rihanna has joined the rallying cry for justice for murdered Bronx teen Lesandro "Junior" Guzman-Feliz.
Authorities said the men are reputed members of the Trinitarios street gang.
The aspiring detective was a member of the NYPD Law Enforcement Explorers. They said there is no evidence that suggests Guzman-Feliz was the person these men were intending to target.
Guzman-Feliz was dragged outside the bodega and set upon by a gang of men who hacked at him as he struggled to defend himself. Four people connected to the attack were apprehended.More news: Mexico in pole position with South Korea win
Most of the killing was captured on video as the suspects are seen dragging the teen out of a bodega and stabbing him in the neck, with one of the suspects using a machete.
The life of a New York City teen could've been saved had bystanders not turned him away when he stumbled into a store seeking help, chilling new surveillance footage shows.
The murderers may have been seeking revenge on a similar-looking youth, for making a raunchy sex video featuring one of the gangster's relatives - but attacked Guzman-Feliz instead.
Outrage followed on social media, as #JusticeForJunior became a trending topic on social media.
The rapper donated to the family's GoFundMe for Lesandro's funeral expenses, which has raised more than $100,000 thus far. "All I can say was that he was a good kid", said Genesis Collado-Feliz, Junior's sister.
Thousands of people attended Guzman-Feliz's wake on Monday. Speaking Tuesday, NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot F. Shea said the gang is "not new to us" and vowed to crack down on gang violence in the Bronx.
Leandra Feliz expressed how thankful she is for the support she's gotten from all around the world since her son's brutal slaying Wednesday night outside a bodega in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx.