A convicted drug dealer was charged on Tuesday in connection to a Bronx shooting that left one man dead in a case of mistaken identity.
On May 4, Jose Ingles, 37, was shot to death as he sat in his minivan parked on Faile Street and Spofford Avenue in Hunts Point, the New York Daily News reported. Fredrick Jones, 26, allegedly shot Ingles thinking that he was affiliated with a local man with whom Jones was involved in a dispute.
“He mistook [Ingles’ vehicle] for the wrong minivan and shot him,” a source said to the Daily News.
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Surveillance footage from the scene showed two men approach Ingles’ van before the shooting, according to NBC4, which added that the second suspect remained at large after both men fled on foot.
"I would have always loved to have said, as sincerely as I could, that 'I love you' if I knew it was going to be the last time I was going to talk to him," Ingles’ brother Abraham Martinez said to NBC4.
Jones, who served time on a drug dealing conviction in 2008, was out on $15,000 bond when the shooting occurred, the Daily News added.
He was charged on Tuesday with murder and criminal firearm possession, according to NBC4.