Police are looking for a number of people seen in a video violently beating and stabbing a teenage boy in the middle of a busy highway during the Monday evening rush hour. Police sources tell the NY Post this attack may also be linked to the Trinitarios gang, which is reportedly behind the fatal stabbing Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, outside a Bronx bodega.
According to the NYPD, the incident took place around 5:30 p.m. on June 18th. Police officers responded to a 911 call about an assault on the Bronx River Parkway near East Gun Hill Road and found an unconscious 14-year-old boy with multiple stab wounds.
Cellphone video shows a large group attacking the boy and then fleeing. The boy was taken to Jacobi Medical Center and is still in critical condition.
One man, Ramon Paulino, 21, has been charged with attempted murder, gang assault, and assault.
The victim's mother told the Daily News that her son lost a kidney and she's worried that gang will still try to exact revenge. Kisha Hoke explained that the gang targeted her son after he broke up with a girl who was connected to members and described how they have repeatedly hunted him down.
She thinks the violence could have been avoided if the Department of Education and Department of Homeless Services allowed them to be moved to a new location outside of the Bronx, as she had requested after realizing the danger her son was in. "That would’ve saved my son. None of this would’ve happened if they had placed me in Brooklyn," she said.
Hoke was grateful that a driver who is an EMT was able to save her son, "She was the angel."
Anyone with information regarding to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577. All calls are strictly confidential.