Suspects In Fatal Shooting Of Basketball Star Tayshana Murphy Back In NYC

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Two suspects who were arrested in South Carolina for the shooting death of a high school basketball star in Harlem have been returned to New York City.

Police say 21-year-old Robert Cartagena and 21-year-old Tyshawn Brockington arrived in New York City Wednesday to face murder charges.

The two waived extradition back in September after they were arrested in South Carolina by U.S. Marshals.

Officials say they shot and killed 18-year-old Tayshana Murphy last month.

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

Murphy was known as “chicken” at home and on the court. She was considered one of the top girls basketball players in the city and was ranked as the 16th best point guard in the nation for her class by ESPN.

Investigators have also arrested a third man in connection with the shooting, 24-year-old Terique Collins, for criminal possession of a weapon.

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  • Sloot...

    This is a sad, ugly case. These FOOLS made the choice of their lives and it cost another family a loved one. There was also an incident prior to the fatal shooting. The people who was there need to speak up on what happened because the public will have their version. At this time, the people need to know.

  • Sloot...

    In my last comment I meant to say NO WAY, NO HOW!! Mr. Brockington will have to deal with people in jail like he a rapist or some mess, while Mr. Cartagena tries to smooch with the latin kings. U are an idiot Tyshawn Brockington. Rot In Pieces.

  • Sloot...

    Letter to Tyshawn Brockington: Im not racist by no means sir. No way, now how. Im being real. Why Blacks go with Puerto Ricans to kill another Black? Does the Puerto Rican take the Black to kill another Puerto Rican? Just asking U Mr. Brockington, just asking.

    • freecheese

      Why is it that blecks only represent 13% of the populationn, yet are responsible for 75% of violent crime?
      They not beez po no mo. Day gotz free howzin’ , free food stampz, free educatin, welfare, free cell phoz, and gotz no need fo a job.

  • John L

    You are garbage, sir.

  • Michael

    racist prick – this is the 2nd time you have used a racist slur – i hope someone in your family gets pregnant by some race other than yours – you worthless excuse for a human being!!!

  • Peter

    shoot them!!!

    • Very conservative

      That would save taxpayers money in the long run. So therefore I agree 100%

      • teknyc

        I Agree!..Hang ‘Em High!…obama gonna save their sorry ass, or the reverend gonna get busy with a walk on 125th !……save the taxes why send this trash to jail?. do they really deserve 3 meals a day?…a library? go back to to school to finish 4th grad?, internet access?….destroy the junk!……..teknyc

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