Luis Morillo, 18 & Miles Gibson, 20, Arrested For The Murder Of Oliver Askia, 26

Published on January 03, 2020, 9:59 am
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On Saturday, November 30, 2019, at approximately 2250 hours, police responded to a ShotSpotter activation in the vicinity of 1534 University Avenue, within the confines of the 46 Precinct in Bronx.

Upon arrival, no victims were discovered at the activation location and a subsequent hospital canvass was conducted. During the course of the hospital canvass, officers observed a 26-year-old male, who sustained a gunshot wound to the chest, at NYC Health and Hospitals / Jacobi. The victim was removed to the hospital by private conveyance, where he was pronounced deceased.

Following proper family notification, the victim has been identified as follows.

Deceased:

Oliver Askia
4424 Grace Avenue
Bronx, NY 10466

Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, the following two male individuals were arrested and charged on Thursday, January 02, 2020, within the confines of the 46 Precinct in Bronx.

Arrested:

Luis Morillo, 18
1590 Undercliff Avenue
Bronx, NY 10453

Miles Gibson, 20
1590 Undercliff Avenue
Bronx, NY 10453

Charges for both individuals:

  • murder
  • criminal possession of a loaded firearm

The investigation remains ongoing.

All charges are merely accusations and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1800577TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 188857PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers‘ website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All tips will be kept strictly confidential.

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