Sundance Oliver surrenders in connection to NYC shootings that killed 2, injured 1: police sources
An “armed and extremely dangerous” parolee turned himself in Tuesday morning after authorities launched a manhunt — connecting him to three separate shootings in New York City that left a man and a teen girl dead and a wheelchair-bound senior injured, according to cops and sources.
Sundance Oliver, 28, a member of the Loop Gang with at least 12 prior arrests, surrendered to cops at the 77th Precinct, and charges are pending against him, police sources said.
He was later taken to the Kings County Hospital Center for a psychiatric evaluation — seen in photos exclusively obtained by The Post with a spit mask over his face as EMS workers wheeled him out of an ambulance on a stretcher.
Oliver — who has the words “Rich Forever” tattooed on his face and green flowers and a Superman logo on his neck — allegedly shot and wounded a 96-year-old man in a wheelchair in Brooklyn Monday morning and gunned down an acquaintance in Lower Manhattan hours later, police said.
He’s then suspected of heading back to Brooklyn and shooting dead a 17-year-old girl just after midnight Tuesday.
“We were up to about 3 a.m. trying to locate him before he carried out another homicide,” Mayor Eric Adams said on WABC radio Tuesday morning. “But he is the poster child of just a failing system of keeping dangerous people off our street.
“No matter how many times police officers carry out their job, this was a bad person who just had one desire and that’s to inflict harm on innocent people.”
In the first attack outside the Kingsborough Houses in Crown Heights around 9:30 a.m., police sources said, Oliver was aiming for a woman whose coat and cash he snatched — but instead struck Sandy Dewalt with a bullet to the leg as the elderly man sat in a motorized wheelchair while waiting for a bus.
Dewalt was taken to Kings County Hospital in stable condition and is expected to recover.
Oliver was then suspected of fatally shooting 21-year-old Kevon Langston around 2:40 p.m. on the sixth floor of the Governor Alfred E. Smith Houses, at 15 St. James Place in Lower Manhattan, cops said.
He allegedly shot Langston twice in the chest and once in the leg inside the public housing development across the street from police headquarters.
Langston was rushed to Bellevue Hospital in critical condition and didn’t survive.
Oliver then returned to Brooklyn, where he’s suspected of shooting the teen girl — identified by her family as Keyaira Rattray-Brothers — in the chest inside the Kingsborough Houses at 719 Kingsborough 7 Walk, cops said.Previous 1 of 5 Next
The teen was rushed to Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center, where she succumbed to her wounds around 12:45 a.m., authorities said.
Tahamina Ranu, 41, who lives in the building where the teen was shot, told The Post she had seen the suspect outside “lots of times.”
“He would be talking to other people outside,” said Ranu, who has lived in the building with her three kids, 11, 8 and 6, since 2017.Previous 1 of 3 Next
“I think I saw him last week. He is always around.”
Sources said it’s believed the intended target in the first shooting in Brooklyn — the woman he allegedly robbed and then shot at as she ran away — was his girlfriend. She was not injured.
“Based on evidence collected and all three crime scenes and a number of investigative steps, it has been determined that the shooter is the same in all three of these incidents,” Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell said at an early morning press conference.
“At this time, we are searching for Sundance Oliver,” the commissioner said, adding that he was about 6 feet 2 inches tall with a slim build. “He has the letters M and G tattooed below his right eye and a large green rose flower tattoo on the right side of his neck and the words ‘Rich Forever’ above it.”
“He is considered armed and extremely dangerous.”
The top cop said earlier Tuesday that the NYPD was “on high alert” as each of its bureaus joined the search for Oliver.
The fatal victims of the last two shootings are believed to be “associated with” Oliver, Chief of Detectives James Essig told reporters.
Oliver is “very well-known” to the NYPD with a dozen prior arrests — including at least two previous robbery raps, Essig said.
He was held in state prison on a first-degree robbery conviction from June 2015 to July 2020, when he was released on parole, state correction records show.
His parole expires in March 2023.
That sentence stems from a July 30, 2014, arrest on attempted murder, attempted robbery, assault, reckless endangerment and weapon possession charges — in connection to an incident from April 26 of that same year, cops said.
In that case, Oliver shot a 34-year-old man in the buttocks while trying to rob him in Brooklyn, police said.
It was not immediately clear why the attempted murder charge was dropped.
Less than two months after he was released on parole, Oliver was busted on Sept. 7 in Brooklyn and charged with criminal possession of a loaded firearm, cops said.
The disposition of that case was not immediately known.
He has also been arrested for criminal possession of a weapon, two menacing busts and “various other charges,” according to Essig.
Additional reporting by Kevin Sheehan