Connecticut State Police came across a New York homicide suspect during a traffic stop on Interstate 84 in Southbury Monday.
State police said troopers pulled over a vehicle on I-84 east near exit 13 around 2:30 p.m. The driver of the vehicle was identified as 25-year-old Luis Cabrarasantos, a suspect in the homicide of 15-year-old Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz, who was killed in the Bronx, NY.
Guzman-Feliz was dragged outside a Bronx bodega and set upon by a gang of men who hacked at him as he struggled to defend himself. The boy was slashed in the neck and died after running to a hospital three blocks away.
The owner of a bodega said that he had tried to protect Guzman-Feliz, who attempted to hide behind the counter. He said he called 911 after the gang members dragged him out of the store and stabbed him.
Guzman-Feliz had been part of the NYPD's Explorers program, a group for youths interested in a law enforcement career. The New York City Police Foundation announced it planned to set up a scholarship in his name.
Cabrarasantos, who is the 12th suspect captured in connection with the killing, was detained by troopers and NYPD responded to Connecticut to continue the investigation. Based on his extraditable arrest warrant for murder and other violent crimes issued by the state of New York court system, Cabrarasantos was arrested and charged with fugitive from justice.
He was held on a $1 million bond and transported to New Haven Correction center where he will be help pending a court appearance and transfer for extradition back to New York.