Accused Trinitarios gang member admits to his role in vicious mistaken-identity stabbing that left teen dead

The reputed Trinitarios gang member seen dragging Lesandro (Junior) Guzman-Feliz from a bodega so the rest of the street crew could hack and stab the boy to death admitted on Thursday that he took part in the attack in an exclusive jailhouse interview.

Kevin Alvarez, 19, ’fessed up to being the guy in a black hat, white T-shirt and jeans seen on video surveillance pulling the 15-year-old from the Fordham Heights store with both hands, but says he didn’t know his buddies had machetes and knives and he didn’t think they would kill the boy.

“I thought it was just going to be a fight when I came out the store and I turned around and saw the machetes,” Alvarez said during an hour-long interview behind bars.

It was more than a fight, though. Lesandro was buried Wednesday after eight men, including Alvarez, trapped him in the Cruz and Chiky Grocery, then ripped him from the store and stabbed him to death.

Alvarez, a Bronx native with a 3-year-old son, thought he was heading to a party with some guys he only recently started hanging out with.

He knew they were Trinitarios — he even knew they were known to carry machetes — but says he wasn’t involved in the notorious Dominican gang.


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