Suspect of 2 Homicides Arrested After Manhunt in New York

Efthymis Oraiopoulos
By Efthymis Oraiopoulos
December 8, 2022New York
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Suspect of 2 Homicides Arrested After Manhunt in New York
Sundance Oliver after his arrest on Dec. 6, 2022. (NYPD)

A suspect in three shootings that killed two people and wounded one in New York on Monday was arrested the following day after an extensive manhunt.

Those reportedly shot and killed by the suspect were a 17-year-old girl and a 21-year-old man. A 96-year-old man in a wheelchair was struck by gunfire and was later transferred to a hospital and is in stable condition, according to NBC.

Sundance Oliver, 28, was arrested for the shootings that occurred within 16 hours.

A New York Post report said that Oliver handed himself in to police at the urging of his pregnant girlfriend, which he did at the 77th precinct in Crown Heights at around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The report said that the suspect had 31 arrests on his rap sheet, and he was still on parole after being released from prison in 2020 after a robbery conviction.

Footage of the convicted felon handing himself in to police shows him being tackled to the ground by over a dozen officers.

This followed a massive manhunt involving some 200 officers, the report said.

“Early this morning Sundance Oliver, the suspect in two homicides and another non-fatal shooting, was arrested by members of the New York City Police Department,” NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell said in a Tuesday press conference.

“We searched for him yesterday morning after he was identified as the suspect in the shooting of a 96-year-old man in a wheelchair during an attempted robbery of another individual in Crown Heights,” Sewell said.

“Our search intensified as he became the prime suspect in a homicide in Lower Manhattan yesterday afternoon and then another fatal shooting in Brooklyn shortly after midnight. With the dragnet pulling tighter, Oliver turned himself in to officers in the 77th Precinct.”

Oliver is expected to make his first appearance in court Wednesday night or early Thursday, reported CBS. He faces charges of murder, robbery, and assault.

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