CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn (WABC) — BREAKING: Suspected gunman Sundance Oliver is in police custody after turning himself in at the 77th Precinct.
This is a breaking news update. Earlier story below.
A massive manhunt is underway in New York City for a 28-year-old man suspected in a string 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 Lower Manhattan.
Sundance Oliver is believed to have shot the young woman inside an apartment inside the Kingsborough Houses on Kingsborough 7 Walk just after 12:15 a.m. Tuesday.
He is suspected of opening fire inside a crowded apartment, striking the 17 year old.
He then fled on foot, sparking 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, nearby at Bergen Street and Rochester Avenue.
The gunman robbed a woman of her coat and cash just before 9:35 a.m. Monday when she fled and he opened fire.
He missed the woman but instead struck 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 is believed to have shot a 21-year-old man, identified as Kevon Langston, inside the Al Smith Houses at 15 St James Place on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
Langston was shot in the chest and leg in an apartment just before 2:50 p.m. He was pronounced dead at Bellevue Hospital.
Police released a picture of Oliver and issued a citywide alert for him.
“He is a light skinned male black, 28 years old, approximately 6’2″ tall with a slim build,” said NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell at an overnight news conference. “He has the letters M and G tattooed below his right eye, and large green rose 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 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 messaging on Twitter @NYPDTips.
Oliver has 12 prior arrests, including for criminal possession of a weapon, two prior arrests for robbery, two prior arrests for menacing and various other charges.
He is currently on parole, released from state prison in Seneca County in July 2020.
He will be on parole until March 2023.
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