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The Latest: 3 charged with killing of 2 NY teenage brothers

Posted January 12

— The Latest on fatal shooting of two teenage brothers (all times local):

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5:25 p.m.

Syracuse police have charged two men and a 17-year-old girl with fatally shooting two Cuban-born teenage brothers in what authorities believe was an attempted robbery set up by the girl.

Police Chief Frank Fowler says the three were arrested Wednesday night and charged with murder and attempted robbery. They're accused of shooting 17-year-old Daniel Diaz-Marrero and 19-year-old Ismael Diaz-Marrero on Tuesday evening.

Fowler says the shootings occurred during a robbery attempt set up when 17-year-old Sheahonni Davis asked the brothers to meet her. Police say 19-year-old Toriano Newson and 23-year-old Curtis L. Paige III tried to rob the brothers and Newson opened fire, hitting both siblings.

It couldn't be determined if the three suspects have lawyers who could comment on the charges.

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11:46 a.m.

Authorities have charged three people with fatally shooting two teenage brothers in what Syracuse police say was an attempted robbery set up by one of the suspects.

Police Chief Frank Fowler says Thursday that two men, aged 19 and 23, and a 17-year-old girl were arrested Wednesday and charged with murder and attempted robbery.

They're accused of gunning down 17-year-old Daniel Diaz-Morrero and 19-year-old Ismael Diaz-Marrero around 5 p.m. Tuesday on the city's west side.

Fowler says the shootings occurred during a robbery attempt set up when the girl contacted the brothers and asked them to meet her. Police say the 19-year-old suspect shot and killed the brothers during the encounter.

The older brother was a sophomore at Le Moyne College, in suburban DeWitt. His sibling was a senior at a Syracuse high school.

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This story has been corrected to change the spelling of the victim's name to Daniel Diaz-Marrero, not Diaz-Morrero.

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