Posted on December 7, 2022

NYC Man Charged With Killing 2 in Shooting Spree Is ‘Well-Known’ Gang Member, Arrested 12 Times

Bradford Betz, Fox News, December 6, 2022

A New York City man arrested Tuesday in a shooting spree that killed two people and wounded a third is a “well-known” gang member who has been arrested at least 12 times in the past decade, police said during a press conference.

Sundance Oliver, 28, was taken into custody Tuesday morning after a 24-hour violent rampage, including the homicides of a 17-year-old girl shot in a Crown Heights apartment and a 21-year-old man in a Lower Manhattan apartment. Oliver is also accused of the non-fatal shooting of a 96-year-old man, a bystander struck by gunfire during a robbery attempt.

Sundance Oliver

Sundance Oliver

The violence spanned three boroughs, including the Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan, prompting a massive manhunt for the suspect.

Speaking at a press conference Tuesday afternoon, NYPD Chief of Detectives James Essig said Oliver is a “well-known” gang member to law enforcement with a long rap sheet.


Essig said Oliver has 12 prior arrests {snip}

Oliver was arrested in 2020 for a loaded firearm. In 2014, he was arrested and charged with menacing and attempted murder for a robbery in which he fired two shots. He was sentenced to six years in prison and five years post release.

In 2013, he was arrested for aggravated harassment, resisting arrest and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. In 2012, Oliver was arrested for criminal possession of a weapon. In 2010, he was arrested for gang assault.