Alleged killer’s crime wave: NYPD outlines Brooklyn/Lower East Side shooting spree suspect’s history of violence

Top NYPD brass divulged extra disturbing particulars Tuesday afternoon concerning the alleged shooter who went on a killing spree over a 24-hour interval.

Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell started by thanking the media and public for taking part in an integral position within the apprehension of alleged double murder perpetrator Sundance Oliver, 28.

Sewell says she believes Oliver, who turned himself in to the 77th Precinct at 7 a.m. on Dec. 6, surrendered as a result of he knew the partitions of the legislation have been closing in on him, and he had nowhere left to run.

“With the dragnet pulling tighter, Oliver turned himself in to officers in the 77th Precinct,” Sewell mentioned. “This subject has been arrested several times in the past. Today we begin the process of holding this brazen offender accountable for his actions and delivering justice for his victims, his family, and loved ones.”

After surrendering himself to the 77th Precinct, Chief of Detectives James Essig informed amNewYork Metro that Oliver had an enormous violent outburst inside of the jail home, forcing cops to overpower him and admit him to Kings County Hospital.

“He was agitated, violent. He picked up and broke some chairs and benches and he was subdued by emergency services,” Essig defined.

Dark particulars concerning Oliver’s previous additionally grew to become obvious within the hours since his arrest. According to Chief Essig, Oliver is thought to police as a member of the Petey gang, a prison sect that operates in and across the Kingsborough Houses, of which he has an affiliation relationship again a decade.

The NYPD says Sundance Oliver is related with two homicides and a non-fatal shooting.Photo courtesy of NYPD
NYPD prime brass gathered to debate Sundance Oliver’s prison background on Dec. 6. Photo by Dean Moses

Police additionally revealed that Oliver has an in depth prison background, having been cuffed no less than 12 occasions previously and charged with menacing and tried homicide.

In 2010, he was arrested for gang assault; two years later, in 2012, he was cuffed for prison possession of a weapon.

The subsequent year, 2013, Oliver was sentenced to 6 years in jail.

Oliver was allegedly lively in crime lately, police sources mentioned, and recognized for a theft simply final month on Nov. 21 throughout which he and 4 different suspects allegedly stole $4,450 in money from a person.

Oliver was additionally reportedly on the receiving finish of gun violence Chief Essig confirmed. On Dec. 2, Oliver was allegedly shot at whereas he was inside a transferring automobile at 444 Ralph Ave. allegedly by a suspect later recognized as Brandon Hampton, who was cuffed for reckless endangerment.

But that incident, through which Oliver wasn’t injured, apparently led to a deluge of violence within the days that adopted.

One day later, throughout the early hours of Dec. 3, Oliver apparently started his rampage by punching his girlfriend within the face within the Bronx, inflicting her severe accidents. A day later, on Dec. 4 at 8 p.m., he allegedly robbed a bodega at 444 Ralph Ave. — the identical location the place he was shot at two days prior.

Chief of Detectives James Essig. Photo by Dean Moses

Then got here Dec. 5, when Oliver allegedly went on a lethal shooting spree. After critically wounding a 96-year-old wheelchair-bound man whereas trying to shoot somebody throughout an obvious theft try in Brooklyn, police sources mentioned, Oliver allegedly killed 21-year-old Kevon Langston on the Lower East Side, and later a 17-year-old lady in Brooklyn.

Chief Essig mentioned that Oliver apparently knew Langston and didn’t pressure his means into the residence at Governor Alfred Smith Houses, positioned at 15 St. James Place. Police mentioned Langston and Oliver have been pals. 

Oliver has been charged up to now with three counts of second-degree theft and tried homicide; further fees, together with homicide, are pending the outcomes of the continued investigation.

The weapons within the crimes haven’t been recovered, police mentioned.

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