Man charged in execution style NYC murder during meeting to buy motorcycles

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Monday, May 23, 2022
Man charged in 'execution-style' murder under  Major Deegan Expressway
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A suspect is now facing murder and manslaughter charges in "execution-style" murder in the Bronx.

MOTT HAVEN, Bronx (WABC) -- A man is now facing charges in what police called an execution-style murder in the Bronx.

Manuel Reyes, 23, was arrested on murder and manslaughter charges.

Police said three friends from Rockland County arranged to buy two motorcycles via social media and drove to a desolate spot under the Major Deegan Expressway to meet the sellers.

But what unfolded was no simple sales agreement.

When the sellers arrived last week, police say Reyes pulled out a gun and shot one of the buyers, 20-year-old Jefferson Hernandez, multiple times in the face.

The two friends who witnessed the 20-year-old's death were uninjured and were cooperating with detectives.

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