Teen, 16, Surrenders to Police in Slayings of 2 Boys in South Philadelphia

What to Know

  • Brandon Olivieri, 16, turned himself into police Friday evening related to the shooting deaths of two teens in South Philadelphia.
  • A warrant for murder and firearms violations was issued hours before Olivieri surrendered.
  • Caleer Miller and Salvatore DiNubile, both 16, died late Tuesday following the shooting at 12th and Ritner streets.

A 16-year-old boy, wanted for murder in the shooting deaths of two teens on a South Philadelphia street corner earlier this week, turned himself into police Friday evening.

His head and face covered under a black hood, Brandon Olivieri walked into the Philadelphia Police Administration Building alongside his attorney and two friends just before 7 p.m.

Hours before, police issued an arrest warrant for the 16-year-old for murder and firearms violations.

New video shows 16-year-old murder suspect Brandon Olivieri surrendering to Philadelphia police Friday evening. Olivieri was sought for the South Philadelphia shooting that claimed the life of 16-year-olds Caleer Miller and Salvatore DiNubile.

Caleer Miller and Salvatore DiNubile were shot Tuesday night during an argument at the corner of 12th and Ritner streets in South Philadelphia. Both 16 year olds took bullets to the chest. They died at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital shortly after the shooting.

Through the week, detectives have been working to identify potential suspects as pressure built in the normally quiet neighborhood where the slayings happened.

An internal police bulletin with Olivieri's name, photo, and address was leaked to a neighborhood Facebook group Thursday night. A few hours later, a gunman riddled Olivieri's row home with bullets.

Defense attorney James Lammendola said Olivieri's parents were "scared out of their minds that their house was shot" and he also feared for their son's safety.

Ritner Sal Caleer Olivieri
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It not clear if Olivieri is the only person sought in the killings. Police previously said they were looking to identify six possible suspects.

Miller and DiNubile were both high school juniors with Miller newly enrolled at Mastery Charter School and DiNubile at St. Joseph's Preparatory School. They were not friends, but how they came together Tuesday night remains unclear.

Nearly 1,000 people attended a vigil at the shooting scene Wednesday night.

"It's just very senseless," Caleer Miller Sr. said at a vigil for his son. "It wasn't meant for him. He's a really good kid... I lost half of myself."

People lined up around the block Saturday for a viewing and funeral Mass for DiNubile at the Epiphany of Our Lord Church located at 11th and Jackson streets in South Philly. DiNubile will then be buried at Locustwood Memorial.

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