Update: The suspect, also linked to a third shooting, surrendered Tuesday morning at the NYPD’s 77th Precinct stationhouse in Crown Heights, Brooklyn according to law enforcement sources. For the latest updates on the investigation, click here.
Original story, published Dec. 5, 2022 —
NEW YORK (PIX11) — A suspect is wanted by police for a fatal shooting inside a Manhattan apartment building, hours after he allegedly shot a 96-year-old bystander in Brooklyn Monday, police said.
Sundance Oliver was identified by the NYPD as the suspect in both shootings.
Oliver allegedly shot and killed a 21-year-old man inside the Alfred E. Smith Houses at 15 St. James Place on Manhattan’s Lower East Side around 3 p.m., according to the NYPD.
The victim was shot twice in the chest and pronounced dead at a hospital, authorities said.
After the shooting, Oliver allegedly ditched a white Mercedes-Benz in a parking lot near 180 South Street, according to police.
The shooting in Manhattan occurred several hours after Oliver allegedly shot a 96-year-old innocent bystander in Brooklyn.
The victim, who uses a wheelchair, was shot in the leg on the corner of Rochester Avenue near the Kingsborough Houses around 9:30 a.m., according to the NYPD.
Oliver had allegedly tried to rob a 39-year-old woman in the courtyard of the Kingsborough Houses. The woman knew Oliver and ran away without giving him any of her possessions, police said.
In response, Oliver allegedly fired at the woman as she ran away, but he missed her and hit the 96-year-old man sitting at a bus stop, according to police. The victim was taken to the hospital in stable condition, police said.
Oliver has not been arrested. Police consider him armed and dangerous. He was last seen wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt (pictured above).
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