MARINERS HARBOR — Police arrested three teens for the murder of a Chinese food deliveryman on a dead-end Staten Island street.
James Sanders, 16, Otoniel Carty, 17, and Devin Hill, 19, were arrested and charged with murder and attempted robbery for the shooting of Richard Salvia, 50, from Turnersville, N.J., who was found with a bullet wound to the head in front of a Grandview Avenue home about 8:45 p.m. Tuesday, police said.
Salvia was found with $136 and his car keys on him by police, sources said.
Investigators were able to zero in on the men, who are currently being detained in the 121st Precinct stationhouse, from surveillance video taken near the scene of the crime, sources said. Police were able to easily identify the shooter because he's had previous run-ins with the law, sources said. Sanders was previously arrested last year for disorderly conduct, according to court records.
A .32 caliber derringer, believed to be the murder weapon, was also recovered.
Sources said that the shooter claimed the fatal shot to Salvia's head was an accident. He told police during questioning that Salvia pushed him causing the gun to fire, sources said.
In addition to the unidentified suspects, police are looking for two other men in connection to the crime, sources said.
Salvia was taken to Richmond University Medical Center Tuesday where he was pronounced dead on arrival, police said.