Authorities use cell tracking technology to charge man in 2016 Aliquippa killing

The progression in monitoring mobile cell phone usage led Beaver County authorities to cost a 36-12 months-old Aliquippa male in 2016 execution-design and style killing of a friend, the Beaver County District Lawyer claimed Wednesday.

A warrant was issued for the arrest of Brandon Eugene Revis of Major Road, who was charged on Wednesday with legal murder in the June 1, 2016, death of Sjavante Gilliam of Aliquippa.

Gilliam was discovered on McMinn Avenue with a one gunshot to the back again of the head, in accordance to the criminal complaint submitted in opposition to Revis.

Revis remained on the lam Wednesday evening and authorities are not particular if he is hiding among the good friends regionally or has fled the region, claimed District Legal professional David J. Lozier. Law enforcement had searched his regarded hangouts and place of operate early Wednesday early morning.

“We just scarcely missed him,” Lozier said.

Investigators experienced reopened the cold circumstance and benefited from superior pc software program that was ready to do a much better task of tracking cell telephone use and the spot, primarily based on pings from a cell cellphone tower, Lozier explained. Armed with that facts, Lozier claimed they ended up able to refute Revis’ declare that he was not with Gilliam at the time and site of the slaying.

In the past week, a confidential resource explained to law enforcement that Revis experienced admitted to shooting Gilliam, who was a Maritime Corps veteran.

Authorities feel Gilliam could have been shot for the reason that he and Revis had been involved in plotting financial institution robberies and another person advised Revis that Gilliam was working with police. Another motive could have been a dispute around the proceeds of a drug deal exactly where Revis considered 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 unlawful possession of a firearm.

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