Man fatally shot while sitting in minivan in case of mistaken identity in the Bronx

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A.J. Ross has the story.

Jose Ingles had no idea he was about to be killed and certainly no idea why.

There's an arrest Tuesday night in the murder of Mr. Ingles who was shot as he sat in his car in the Bronx last month.

"He was a good guy, he was just, I guess, at the wrong place at the wrong time," said Venus Camacho, the victim's girlfriend.

They ambushed his van and took his life, shooting first, and asking no questions.

Now police say they shot the wrong man.

"He was a good person, he didn't deserve to die that way," Camacho said.

A loving and hardworking father of four little girls, Jose Ingles was viciously gunned down outside a bodega in Hunts Point last month in a tragic case of mistaken identity.

Eyewitness News spoke with his brother through FaceTime.

"Basically they didn't even bother to really think about who they were looking for, they just shot the first person they saw who had I guess the matching car," said Abraham Martinez, the victim's brother.

"Mistaken identity and someone is just gone, he tore apart a lot of worlds for a mistaken identity."

On Tuesday, police arrested 26-year-old Frederick Jones charging him with murder and manslaughter.

Investigators say Jones, seen in surveillance video with another suspect, shot Ingles five times mistaking him for another man in a similar van they had gotten into an argument with.

"His daughters cry almost every day and it breaks their heart when they hear their dad is not coming no more," Camacho said.

The irreparable damage now left behind has left Jose's loved ones heartbroken as they await justice and closure.

"I think we will sleep much better at night if they find the other person as well," Camacho said.

Jones was arraigned Tuesday, but police are still searching for the second suspect seen in that surveillance video wearing a red hoodie.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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