NEW YORK CITY — Two reputed gang members arrested in the shooting death of 17-year-old Alphonza Bryant were extradited from Rhode Island to New York on Monday, police said.
One of the men, Raul Pacheco, a 21-year-old Bronx resident, "made statements implicating himself in the homicide," according to cops.
Pacheco and Eric Landron, 23, another Bronx resident, were charged with murder, manslaughter and criminal possession of a firearm, police said.
Police believe that the two men, both of allegedly members of the Latin Kings, were in a dispute with a rival gang when they shot randomly into a crowd on a Longwood street corner.
Cops say that the intended targets were no longer on the street at the time of the shooting.
Bryant's murder drew citywide attention when Mayor Michael Bloomberg cited the case in a fiery speech warning of the dangers of limiting police powers.
Landron did not talk to the cops, police said.
Both men were brought to the city from Cumberland, R.I. where they were caught by local police, the Bronx Homicide Squad and 42nd Precinct cops on May 4 on unrelated warrants.
They were slated to be arraigned on Monday and placed in lineups for witness identification.