Convicted killer of NYPD explorer accused of attacking CO

One of the men convicted of murdering a NYPD explorer jumped a CO, dislocating the officer's shoulder

Graham Rayman
New York Daily News

NEW YORK — One of the five men convicted in the murder of 15-year-old Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz jumped a correction officer, dislocating the officer’s shoulder, union officials said Wednesday.

Jose Muniz, 22, allegedly attacked the officer Tuesday evening at Manhattan Detention Complex, where the convict was awaiting sentencing for the mistaken identity machete slaying in the Bronx that shocked the city.

The officer was treated at a local hospital and released.

A Bronx jury on Friday found Muniz, a member of the Trinitarios gang, and four other men guilty of murder, gang assault and conspiracy in the June 20, 2018, stabbing death of the teen.

The incident is one of a recent rash of assaults on city correction officers, including an officer who had his head split open in the jail ward at Bellevue Hospital and an officer who was punched in the face, sources said.

On Wednesday morning, inmate Raphael Davlos allegedly choked a female correction officer at the Anna M. Kross Center on Rikers Island and may have been trying to rape her, officials said. Davlos, 29, is being held on robbery and forcible touching charges. The female officer was treated and released.

“Our officers are brave public servants who make our jails safer," said DOC Deputy Commissioner of Public Information Peter Thorne. “These attacks are deplorable and we take assaults on our officers very seriously. We are pursuing the re-arrest of those responsible.”


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