Suspects Held In Rhode Island In Shooting That Killed Bronx Teen

CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Two suspects were being held in Rhode Island this weekend in connection with a shooting that killed a teenage boy in the South Bronx.

The suspects being held for questioning in the shooting that killed Alphonza Bryant III, 17, on April 22, have not been charged and were not identified by police. But police did say they were both residents of the Bronx and members of the Latin Kings street gang.

The pair was being held on separate outstanding warrants in Cumberland, R.I., police said. One suspect, 21, has made statements implicating himself in the deadly shooting, while the other, 23, has not.

Bryant was shot and killed on the night of Monday, April 22, just weeks before he was set to march for high school commencement at the Urban Assembly Bronx Studio for Writers and Artists, according to a New York Daily News report.


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