The improvement in tracking cell phone usage led Beaver County authorities to cost a 36-12 months-outdated Aliquippa person in 2016 execution-fashion killing of a close friend, the Beaver County District Lawyer said Wednesday.
A warrant was issued for the arrest of Brandon Eugene Revis of Key Avenue, who was billed on Wednesday with legal homicide in the June 1, 2016, loss of life of Sjavante Gilliam of Aliquippa.
Gilliam was identified on McMinn Road with a solitary gunshot to the back of the head, in accordance to the felony complaint submitted towards Revis.
Revis remained on the lam Wednesday night time and authorities are not specific if he is hiding amongst good friends regionally or has fled the space, stated District Lawyer David J. Lozier. Law enforcement had searched his recognised hangouts and area of do the job early Wednesday morning.
“We just hardly skipped him,” Lozier explained.
Investigators experienced reopened the chilly case and benefited from sophisticated computer system software package that was ready to do a greater position of monitoring cell mobile phone utilization and the location, based mostly on pings from a mobile cellular phone tower, Lozier stated. Armed with that information and facts, Lozier mentioned they ended up equipped to refute Revis’ claim that he was not with Gilliam at the time and area of the slaying.
In the past 7 days, a confidential source explained to police that Revis experienced admitted to shooting Gilliam, who was a Maritime Corps veteran.
Authorities believe Gilliam may well have been shot simply because he and Revis ended up concerned in plotting lender robberies and a person instructed Revis that Gilliam was performing with police. Another motive could have been a dispute in excess of the proceeds of a drug offer wherever Revis believed that Gilliam had cheated him out of his share of the proceeds and he was shot, with Revis having $1,500, Lozier stated.
Revis also was accused of theft of the $1,500 from Gilliam and illegal possession of a firearm.