CROWNHEIGHTS, Brooklyn (WABC) — BREAKING: Suspected gunman Sundance Oliver is in police custody after turning himself in at the 77th Precinct.
This is a latest news update. Earlier story below.
A massive manhunt is underway in New York City for a 28-year-old man suspected of a series of three shootings, including the fatal shootings of a 17-year-old girl in a Crown Heights apartment and a 21-year-old man in Downstairs. Manhattan.
Sundance Oliver allegedly shot the young woman in an apartment in the Kingsborough Houses at 7 Kingsborough Walk just after 12:15 p.m. Tuesday.
He is suspected of opening fire in a crowded apartment and beating the 17-year-old.
He then fled on foot, prompting a manhunt and a large-scale Level 3 mobilization by the NYPD.
The 17-year-old who was killed is believed to have been present, and possibly the intended victim, of Oliver’s first shooting, near Bergen Street and Rochester Avenue.
The gunman robbed a woman of her coat and cash just before 9:35 a.m. Monday as she fled and he opened fire.
He missed the woman, but instead hit a 96-year-old man in the leg. The victim was in a motorized wheelchair waiting for the bus.
He was taken to Kings County Hospital in stable condition.
Hours later, Oliver allegedly shot and killed a 21-year-old man, identified as Kevon Langston, at the Al Smith Houses at 15 St James Place in Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
Langston was shot in the chest and leg just before 2:50 p.m. in an apartment. He was pronounced dead at Bellevue Hospital.
Police released a photo of Oliver and issued a citywide alert for him.
“He is a light-skinned black male, 28 years old, about six feet tall, and of slim build,” NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell said at a late-night news conference. “He has the letters M and G tattooed below his right eye. and a large green-pink flower tattoo on the right side of his neck and the words ‘rich 4 ever’ above it. He is considered armed and extremely dangerous.”
Anyone who sees him is urged not to approach Oliver and to contact the police.
Call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit tips by visiting the CrimeStoppers website at crimestoppers.nypdonline.org or by sending a message on Twitter @NYPDTips.
Oliver has 12 prior arrests, including criminal possession of a weapon, two prior arrests for robbery, two prior arrests for endangerment, and several other charges.
He is currently on parole and released from Seneca County State Penitentiary in July 2020.
He is on parole until March 2023.
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