Authorities use cell tracking technology to charge man in 2016 Aliquippa killing of Marine Corps veteran

Barbie Espinol

The development in monitoring mobile cell phone utilization led Beaver County authorities to demand a 36-12 months-aged Aliquippa guy in 2016 execution-model killing of a friend, the Beaver County District Attorney claimed Wednesday.

A warrant was issued for the arrest of Brandon Eugene Revis of Key Street, who was charged on Wednesday with criminal homicide in the June 1, 2016, death of Sjavante Gilliam of Aliquippa.

Gilliam was observed on McMinn Road with a single gunshot to the again of the head, according to the prison complaint filed from Revis.

Revis remained on the lam Wednesday evening and authorities are not specified if he is hiding amongst good friends domestically or has fled the location, said District Attorney David J. Lozier. Law enforcement experienced searched his recognized hangouts and put of do the job early Wednesday morning.

“We just barely missed him,” Lozier stated.

Investigators had reopened the chilly circumstance and benefited from state-of-the-art personal computer software package that was equipped to do a better career of monitoring mobile telephone use and the area, primarily based on pings from a cell phone tower, Lozier said. Armed with that information and facts, Lozier claimed they ended up capable to refute Revis’ declare that he was not with Gilliam at the time and place of the slaying.

In the previous 7 days, a confidential supply explained to police that Revis experienced admitted to taking pictures Gilliam, who was a Marine Corps veteran.

Authorities feel Gilliam may possibly have been shot simply because he and Revis have been associated in plotting lender robberies and anyone explained to Revis that Gilliam was functioning with police. A further motive could have been a dispute above the proceeds of a drug offer where by Revis considered that Gilliam had cheated him out of his share of the proceeds and he was shot, with Revis taking $1,500, Lozier reported.

Revis also was accused of theft of the $1,500 from Gilliam and illegal possession of a firearm.

Joe Napsha is a Tribune-Overview personnel author. You can contact Joe at 724-836-5252, [email protected] or by using Twitter .

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