Police: 16-Year-Old Suspect In Fatal Shooting Of 2 Teens Held Without Bail

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A 16-year-old who police say gunned down two teenagers in South Philadelphia earlier this week is now being held without bail.

With his hands in his pocket and hood pulled over his face, 16-year-old Brandon Olivieri walked into police headquarters with his attorney, Joe Lammendola just before 7 p.m Friday.

brandon olivieri Police: 16 Year Old Suspect In Fatal Shooting Of 2 Teens Held Without Bail

Credit: Philadelphia Police

The surrendering came just an hour after Philadelphia police issued a warrant for Olivieri, citing the shooting deaths of two peers, Caleer Miller and Sal Dinubile, both 16 years old.

Saturday Olivieri was arraigned just after 5 p.m. on multiple charges including murder.

Olivieri will have his preliminary hearing on November 15, and is being held without bail.

The gunfire rang out around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday after police say an argument between a group of teens began outside of Dinubile’s home near 12th and Ritner Street. Family tells Eyewitness News that the two boys killed hardly knew each other.

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On Thursday night, a Philadelphia police officer tweeted Brandon’s photograph, name and address. A few hours later, more than a dozen bullet holes riddled the home on 16th and Juniper Streets. There were no injuries.

“We all discuss guns. These kids, where do they get it? I don’t know,” said neighbor Sylvia Rossi.

 

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Caleer Miller, left, and Sal DiNubile, right. (credit: CBS3)

 

“Most of these murders don’t have to happen,” said Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross. “They are a result of impulsive behavior and this one is no different.”

Just before noon Friday, frantic parents rushed to Roman Catholic High School in Center City to take their kids out of school early.

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A police source told Eyewitness News an online threat surfaced involving Brandon, who used to go to the school. The source said the threat wasn’t credible, but that didn’t stop parents from taking extra precautions.

“As long as our kids our safe, we have the police out here in good numbers, it’s a good thing,” said parent Omar Muwwakkil.

Family and friends held vigils for both of the victims, and as the community continues to mourn the loss of these two lives, police are on the hunt to solve this tragic mystery.

Miller was a junior at Mastery Charter School where he excelled in mathematics and basketball.

Dinubile attended St. Joes Prep and played hockey.

CBS3 has learned that Olivieri attended St. John Neumann and Naria Goretti High School. A diocese spokesperson tells CBS3 that they have worked with law enforcement as a part of this investigation and will be offering counseling to students following the tragic events.

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