Crime in New York: Suspected shooter Sundance Oliver in custody after fatal shootings in Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan

CROWN HEIGHTS, Brooklyn (WABC) — A 28-year-old man suspected in a series of three shootings in Brooklyn and Manhattan surrendered to police Tuesday morning after an intensive manhunt.

Sundance Oliver went to the 77th precinct shortly after 7 a.m.

Oliver is believed to have shot a 17-year-old girl in a flat inside the Kingsborough Houses on Kingsborough 7 Walk just after 12.15am on Tuesday.

He is suspected of opening fire in an overcrowded flat, hitting the 17-year-old.

He then fled on foot, triggering a large-scale Level 3 manhunt and mobilization by the NYPD.

The 17-year-old girl 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 money just before 9.35am on 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 allegedly shot a 21-year-old man, identified as Kevon Langston, inside the Al Smith homes 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 photo of Oliver and issued a citywide alert for him.

At a press conference overnight, NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell described him as “armed and extremely dangerous”, urging anyone who spotted him to stay away and contact police.

Oliver has 12 prior arrests, including for criminal possession of a weapon, two prior arrests for robbery, two prior arrests for threatening and various other charges.

He is currently on parole, released from Seneca County State Prison in July 2020.

He will be on parole until March 2023.

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