The improvement in tracking mobile cellular phone utilization led Beaver County authorities to cost a 36-calendar year-aged Aliquippa male in 2016 execution-style killing of a good friend, the Beaver County District Lawyer explained Wednesday.
A warrant was issued for the arrest of Brandon Eugene Revis of Main Road, who was charged on Wednesday with criminal murder in the June 1, 2016, demise of Sjavante Gilliam of Aliquippa.
Gilliam was uncovered on McMinn Avenue with a one gunshot to the back of the head, according to the prison complaint filed from Revis.
Revis remained on the lam Wednesday night and authorities are not selected if he is hiding between pals regionally or has fled the space, said District Attorney David J. Lozier. Police experienced searched his known hangouts and position of operate early Wednesday morning.
“We just scarcely missed him,” Lozier claimed.
Investigators had reopened the chilly scenario and benefited from superior personal computer software that was ready to do a far better task of tracking cell cellular phone use and the locale, based on pings from a cell cell phone tower, Lozier reported. Armed with that info, Lozier mentioned they were being capable to refute Revis’ claim that he was not with Gilliam at the time and site of the slaying.
In the earlier 7 days, a confidential supply advised police that Revis had admitted to capturing Gilliam, who was a Maritime Corps veteran.
Authorities believe Gilliam may well have been shot because he and Revis have been involved in plotting lender robberies and a person informed Revis that Gilliam was working with law enforcement. An additional motive may have been a dispute over the proceeds of a drug offer where by Revis thought that Gilliam had cheated him out of his share of the proceeds and he was shot, with Revis taking $1,500, Lozier explained.
Revis also was accused of theft of the $1,500 from Gilliam and illegal possession of a firearm.