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March 22, 2019

Suspect emerges in shooting death of Brooklyn rapper

May 26, 2018
James Oliver, 39, is wanted as a suspect in Darnell Pettway’s murder. (NYPD)

Cops on Saturday shared a photo of a man wanted in connection with the murder of a Brooklyn rapper shot during a gambling dispute in his apartment lobby.

Police released a mugshot of James Oliver, 39, in hopes the public can help track down the man suspected of the Dec. 2017 slaying of Darnell Pettway.




The 30-year-old Brownsville emcee, who performed under the stage name “Mook Mula,” was shot multiple times in the chest after a gambling game gone wrong in the lobby of his apartment on E. 93rd St. near Rutland Road around 10 p.m. Dec. 2, police said.

Investigators identified Oliver as a suspect while reviewing surveillance footage taken across the street from the crime scene, sources said.

Oliver’s seven prior arrests include a 2001 murder charge, multiple robberies and aggravated assault, cops said.

Aspiring rapper Darnell Pettway, 30, was shot multiple times in the chest after a gambling game gone wrong in the lobby of his Brooklyn apartment late last year.
Aspiring rapper Darnell Pettway, 30, was shot multiple times in the chest after a gambling game gone wrong in the lobby of his Brooklyn apartment late last year. (Facebook)

He is described as black, about 5-foot-11, and 170 pounds with brown eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to call NYPD Crime Stoppers at (800)-577-TIPS.

All calls will be kept confidential.




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