Father of Three Fatally Shot in Case of Mistaken identity in the Bronx
BRONX- A Bloods gang member who gunned down a father of three after he mistook the dad for a rival gang member, has been sentenced to 25 years. The innocent victim was sitting in his car looking for a parking space.
District Attorney Clark said, “The defendant senselessly took the life of a man who happened to be in his mini-van in front of a corner deli.
“The defendant shot the victim six times because he thought he was in a rival gang. We hope today’s sentence brings some closure to the victim’s family in this brutal killing,” Clark said.
Fredrick Jones, 29, a Bloods gang member, was sentenced by Bronx Supreme Court Justice David Lewis to 25 years to life in prison for second-degree Murder and 15 years in prison for second-degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon, to run concurrently.
The defendant was found guilty of the charges by a jury on October 12, 2018.
According to the investigation, in the early morning of May 4, 2016, in front of 706 Faile Street, the defendant shot Jose Ingles, 37, of Manhattan, causing his death.
The victim was sitting in his car double-parked in front of a deli when the defendant approached the vehicle and shot him six times, striking him in the face, chest and abdomen.
Jones shot the victim thinking he was a rival gang member, but he was actually a father of three who was looking for alternate side of the street parking at the time. The incident was caught on video surveillance.