Investigators said the sting was part of an effort to end a deadly gang feud that lead to the 2011 death of 18-year-old basketball star Tayshana Murphy.
A second suspect has been convicted in the 2011 fatal shooting of a high school basketball star in her Harlem apartment building.
Tyshawn Brockington and Robert Cartagena, both 21, entered their pleas to second-degree murder and other charges during their arraignment in the death of Murphy.
Police say 21-year-old Robert Cartagena and 21-year-old Tyshawn Brockington arrived in New York City Wednesday to face murder charges.
U.S. Marshals say 21-year-old Robert Cartagena and 21-year-old Tyshawn Brockington were arrested Wednesday in Columbia, South Carolina.
Tyshawn Brockington, 21, and Robert Cartagena, 20, were captured in South Carolina on Wednesday.
Police released photos of two men wanted in connection with the brutal murder of a high school basketball star gunned down inside her apartment building in Morningside Heights.