Gang members arrested in Bronx shooting - Metro US

Gang members arrested in Bronx shooting

nypd NYPD detectives teamed up with Cumberland, R.I., police to arrest two gang members wanted in connection with a Bronx killing.

Two Latin Kings gang members were arrested Saturday in Rhode Island in the shooting death of 17-year-old Bronx resident Alphonza Bryant.

One suspect, age 21, implicated himself in the homicide, whereas the other suspect, age 23, did not make any statements, according to the NYPD. Both live in the Bronx but apparently fled to Cumberland, R.I., after the April 22 shooting, which Mayor Michael Bloomberg has cited as an example of why stop-and-frisk is necessary.

Bryant was gunned down in the Foxhurst section of the Bronx just a few blocks from where he lived. Cops believe it was a case of mistaken identity.

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