The Bronx street where Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz was brutally murdered will be named after him.
Via CBS New York:
City Councilman Ritchie Torres said it’s important to commemorate “the life and legacy” of the teen, “whose life was tragically cut short by the most senseless and savage act of gang violence that our city has seen in recent memory.”
“As the local council member, I have directed the staff in the New York Council to begin the process of renaming 183rd and Bathgate in honor of Junior Guzman,” he said. “His name will become a visual signal on the streets of Bathgate. His is a name that will never be forgotten.”
The teen’s mother, Leandra Feliz, was surrounded by loved ones and supporters as the plans were announced to rename the street in her son’s memory, but no tribute will ever ease her pain, CBS2’s Janelle Burrell reported.
“I lost my son. I’m not gonna have him back any more. I miss him a lot but I want to see the justice for my son,” she said. “Thank you so much for the honor, but I want more. I want justice for my son.”
Watch video of the announcement below.
Justice for Junior.