Officers from the Brooklyn North gang unit were patrolling the development around midnight Wednesday when police said they saw two men making a drug transaction.
The officers chased the men, catching the alleged buyer with pills in his possession, according to the NYPD.
The man told police his name was Spencer Johnson and that he lived in the Marcy Houses. But fingerprint identification revealed that his real name was Laquan Anderson Pierrelouis, 23, and that he was wanted in connection to a double homicide in York, Penn. that occurred on Nov. 23, 2013, police said.
Pierrelouis and Dejerek Basil-Dequann Smallwood allegedly shot and killed York residents Braydon Aldinger, 23, and Derek Ferree, 26, after a drug deal gone wrong, according to reports.
Pierrelouis was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance for the Marcy Houses arrest, according to police.
The Brooklyn District Attorney's Office did not immediately respond to a request for comment, and it was not immediately clear if or when Pierrelouis would be extradited.
Family members of the two men killed in York expressed relief over the arrest on Facebook, while also honoring the memory of their loved ones.
"We loved our boys deeply and with everything we had," Ferree's mother Colleen Fink, said on her son's memorial page.
"Those young men have left a gaping hole in our hearts that no one will be able to fill. Our love for our sons will not end for us until our hearts stop beating."