Two Latin King gang members have been arrested and arraigned in last month’s shooting death of Bronx teenager Alphonza Bryant, the New York Daily News reports.
Officials in Rhode Island extradited 21-year-old Raul Pacheco and 23-year-old Eric Landron to New York last week. A judge charged them with murder and criminal possession of a weapon Tuesday. They were also ordered held without bail.
Bryant was with friends on a street corner in The Bronx’s Foxhurst section April 22 when Pacheco and Landron allegedly walked up and began shooting at the group, aiming at rival gang members. Bryant was shot in the chest and later died of his wound.
The intended targets had left the corner mere minutes before the shooting, according to prosecutors. Bryant was killed weeks before he was set to graduate from Urban Assembly Bronx Studio For Writers And Artists.