Bronx DA: Bronx Man Sentenced To 25 Years To Life In Prison For Murder Of Innocent Father Of Three


Defendant Shot Victim Thinking He Was a Rival Gang Member

Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that a Bronx man has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for fatally shooting a man he thought was a rival gang member.

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.”

District Attorney Clark said the defendant, Fredrick Jones, 29, of 1106 Adee Avenue, a Bloods gang member, was sentenced today 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.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney John Miras, Homicide Counsel, under the supervision of Christine Scaccia, Chief of the Homicide Bureau, and the overallsupervision of James Brennan, Deputy Chief of the Trial Division, and Theresa Gottlieb, Chief of the Trial Division. District Attorney Clark thanked NYPD Detective Francis Orlando from Bronx Homicide and NYPD Detective Frank Diaz of the 41st Precinct for their assistance in the investigation.           

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