Suspects In Fatal Shooting Of Basketball Star Tayshana Murphy Waive Extradition

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Two suspects who were arrested in South Carolina for the shooting death of a New York City high school basketball star will soon be headed north.

U.S. Marshals say 21-year-old Robert Cartagena and 21-year-old Tyshawn Brockington were arrested Wednesday in Columbia, South Carolina. The two were found hiding in a closet at an apartment complex.

They were being held in Columbia on fugitive charges. Richland County Sheriff’s spokesman Curtis Wilson said the men waived extradition during a hearing Thursday morning and will be taken to New York City.

They two are accused of shooting and killing 18-year-old Tayshana Murphy earlier this month.

The senior at Murry Bergtraum was shot in the head in the Grant Houses in Morningside Heights.

A third suspect, 24-year-old Terique Collins, was also arrested in connection with the shooting on criminal possession of a weapon charges.

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  • Bullett

    Too bad these two pieces of garbage did not do a shootout with them southern boys. Some of those “red neck” boys can shoot a tick off the tail of a deer at 100 yards. Imagine what they could do with a glock at 25 yards. Let’s hold a lottery and see who gets to pull the switch.

  • 2gruesome2b

    when the time comes, and volunteers are not in sufficient numbers to fill the ranks of our armed forces, put all those who have committed a crime with an illegal firearm on a special list, and draft them into a foreign legion type unit. at least they will be able to handle a weapon, presumably, sparing lost time in training. unfortunately, being shot at themselves may bring out their cowardly instincts, causing them to turn tail, and “bug out”, as did so many stalwarts at the beginning of the korean “police action”.

  • Michael

    tw – Barry is being sarcastic and ignorant, Especially the comment of :”get them jobs as a firefighter without testing their aptitude, skill, or ability.”
    Barry – if you need to know, I can give you the name of several busy highways to go play in the middle of.

    • IgnoranteElephante

      Have you not been paying attention to the ongoing law suit between the FDNY and the Vulcan Society? The test mandated by the federal judge took out reading because the testing of reading comprehension was deemed unnecessary for firefighting and a pretext for racial discrimination. Now, the test is audibly read aloud by a computer.

      Perhaps, it is you who is ignorant.

  • Sir Joe

    If Al Sharpton [or Jesse Jackson for that matter] was serious about stopping this rampant gun violence or gun deaths among young Black men, he would go into the street with a big dumpster and ask, no tell, young black men to turn in their firearms. But since he doesn’t do this, it tells me that Al Sharpton isn’t that serious about ending this rampant gun violence among young Black men.

    • Del

      if only the “white leaders” would lead the way…maybe that L.I. pharmacy killing would not have happened…or those beach murders…or those….

      • IgnoranteElephante

        Del, right on the money. I am sure the statistics will prove gun violence is worse among whites than it is blacks.

        Every time I read the paper, I see senseless white on white violence. White thugs shooting white babies in the eye. Ghoulish white people shaking to death their illegitimate white babies or girlfriend’s illegitimate babies. Hoards of shootings at parades celebrating traditional white culture (ugg, Thanksgiving is right around the corner). White neighborhoods in such disarray, housing projects full of fatherless white people who resort to robbing and selling drugs, young white men abandoning little white babies, whom they have fathered. White elected politicians consistently being indicted for taking money earmarked for white non profits and padding their own lavish white lifestyles after decades of being derelict in their duties to represent the white neighborhoods from which they were unanimously elected and leaving these white citizens in the dark. This should be no surprise given this thuggish white culture is glorified in violent, misogynistic white music, where celebratory lyrics about high powered weapons and ill gotten gains are the norm. And, God forbid, you say anything critical of a white or even disagree with one, you are labeled a racist.

  • Barry Schmetzenschmotz

    Anyone who cannot see the magnificent contribution that this culture has made on American Society is either blind or racist.

    Get these men rehabilitated, give them housing and financial assistance, and get them jobs as a firefighter without testing their aptitude, skill, or ability.

    • tw

      why should we give them a house and financial assistance? theres millions of other pp in this country that did a the bee h,w

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