NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The NYPD is holding its first safety summit for bodega owners Thursday in the Bronx.

More than 50 owners are expected to attend the event.

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The summit comes in response to Lesandro “Junior” Guzman-Feliz’s brutal killing back in June.

The 15-year-old was dragged out of a bodega and stabbed to death by several alleged members of the Trinitarios gang in what police called a case of mistaken identity.

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“We look forward to listening and learning from the NYPD on how to keep ourselves & our patrons safe,” Radames Rodriguez, president of the United Bodegas of America, said in a statement.

Some residents said the bodega owner did not do enough to protect Guzman-Feliz, but he defended himself, saying he called 911 twice and did all he could.

“If I had done more, I would have been exposed and there would have been a memorial candle for me and my partner,” he said in Spanish after the attack.

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Thursday’s summit is scheduled for 5 p.m. at Metropolitan College on East 149th Street.