Gang members charged in teen’s machete murder fear for their lives at Rikers Island

The alleged killers of a Bronx teen are now under heavy surveillance at Rikers Island as officials scramble to keep them alive and protect them from some of deadliest killers, reports the NY Daily News.

Law enforcement officials say some of the alleged murderers of Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz, are being kept in isolation for their safety. Guards are reportedly told to keep an eye on them at all times while the prison is on high alert.

“All movement in the jails stop when they move around, and we follow with a camera,” a law enforcement source told the Daily News. “The department is scared to death and is doing everything they can to keep them safe.”

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Bronx teen killed outside of bodega -- Lesandro 'Junior' Guzman-Feliz
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Bronx teen killed outside of bodega -- Lesandro 'Junior' Guzman-Feliz

Lesandro Guzman-Feliz was fatally stabbed in a vicious attack outside of a Bronx bodega.

(Photo: NYPD Chief of Detectives)

Members of the public gather outside the funeral for Lesandro Guzman-Feliz on June 27, 2018 in New York. - Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, 15, was stabbed to death outside a Bronx bodega in an apparent case of mistaken identity. (Photo by Don EMMERT / AFP) (Photo credit should read DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)
Paterson, NJ June 26. Extradition hearing for Manuel Rivera, one of six alleged gang members charged with the murder of innocent Bronx teen Lesandro Guzman-Feliz (Photo by Howard Simmons/NY Daily News via Getty Images)
Paterson, NJ - June 26. Extradition hearing for Jose Muniz, one of six alleged gang members charged with the murder of innocent Bronx teen Lesandro Guzman-Feliz. (Photo by Howard Simmons/NY Daily News via Getty Images)
Paterson, NJ - June 26. Extradition hearing for Danel Fernandez, one of six alleged gang members charged with the murder of innocent Bronx teen Lesandro Guzman-Feliz (Photo by Howard Simmons/NY Daily News via Getty Images)
Paterson, NJ - June 26. Extradition hearing for Santiago Rodriguez, one of six alleged gang members charged with the murder of innocent Bronx teen Lesandro Guzman-Feliz (Photo by Howard Simmons/NY Daily News via Getty Images)
Paterson, NJ - June 26. Extradition hearing for Joniki Martinez, one of six alleged gang members charged with the murder of innocent Bronx teen Lesandro Guzman-Feliz. (Photo by Howard Simmons/NY Daily News via Getty Images)
Surveillance video shows Bronx teen Lesandro Guzman-Feliz trying to hide in a bodega from his machete-wielding atta… https://t.co/9O56AMvWth
Paterson, NJ - June 26. Extradition hearing for Santiago Rodriguez, one of six alleged gang members charged with the murder of innocent Bronx teen Lesandro Guzman-Feliz (Howard Simmons/New York Daily News.) (Photo by Howard Simmons/NY Daily News via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, USA - JUNE 27 :People visit murder site to mourn the death of Lesandro Guzman-Feliz in Bronx in New York, United States on June 27, 2018.�Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, the 15-year-old Bronx teen was dragged from a store and murdered by a group of gang members. (Photo by Atilgan Ozdil/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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Paterson, NJ - June 26. Extradition hearing for Jose Muniz, one of six alleged gang members charged with the murder of innocent Bronx teen Lesandro Guzman-Feliz . (Photo by Howard Simmons/NY Daily News via Getty Images)
Paterson, NJ - June 26. Extradition hearing for Jose Taveres, one of six alleged gang members charged with the murder of innocent Bronx teen Lesandro Guzman-Feliz (Photo by Howard Simmons/NY Daily News via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, USA - JUNE 27 : Candles are placed at the murder site after the death of Lesandro Guzman-Feliz in Bronx in New York, United States on June 27, 2018.�Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, the 15-year-old Bronx teen was dragged from a store and murdered by a group of gang members. (Photo by Atilgan Ozdil/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, USA - JUNE 27 : Candles are placed at the murder site after the death of Lesandro Guzman-Feliz in Bronx in New York, United States on June 27, 2018.�Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, the 15-year-old Bronx teen was dragged from a store and murdered by a group of gang members. (Photo by Atilgan Ozdil/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, USA - JUNE 27 :People visit murder site to mourn the death of Lesandro Guzman-Feliz in Bronx in New York, United States on June 27, 2018.�Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, the 15-year-old Bronx teen was dragged from a store and murdered by a group of gang members. (Photo by Atilgan Ozdil/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, USA - JUNE 27 :People visit murder site to mourn the death of Lesandro Guzman-Feliz in Bronx in New York, United States on June 27, 2018.�Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, the 15-year-old Bronx teen was dragged from a store and murdered by a group of gang members. (Photo by Atilgan Ozdil/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, USA - JUNE 27 : Candles are placed at the murder site after the death of Lesandro Guzman-Feliz in Bronx in New York, United States on June 27, 2018.�Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, the 15-year-old Bronx teen was dragged from a store and murdered by a group of gang members. (Photo by Atilgan Ozdil/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Crowd jeers as 19-year-old Kevin J Alvarez is walked away in handcuffs; charged with Murder 2, Manslaughter, Gang A… https://t.co/bGRaNLw7JA
NEW YORK, USA - JUNE 27 :People visit murder site to mourn the death of Lesandro Guzman-Feliz in Bronx in New York, United States on June 27, 2018.�Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, the 15-year-old Bronx teen was dragged from a store and murdered by a group of gang members. (Photo by Atilgan Ozdil/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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The suspected men are reportedly Trinitarios gang members and numerous death threats have been made against the men.

Guzman-Feliz was only 15 and had aspirations to one day become a police detective. He even took part in the NYPD Explorers program. Although he will never realize his dream, the NYPD will invest in young people like Junior and offer two high school graduates $5,000 each in tuition reimbursement and school supplies once enrolled in an accredited school for the fall semester in his name.

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