By Sasha Gonzales
A reputed Bloods gang member who killed a father of three in a mistaken-identity murder was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison Friday.
Victim Jose Ingles, 37, was double-parked in front of a deli at 706 Faile Street in May 2016 when Fredrick Jones, 29, of the East Bronx, shot him six times in his face, chest, and stomach, prosecutors said.
Jones carried out the fatal attack thinking Ingles was a rival gang member. But he was actually a father of three who was simply looking for alternate side of the street parking in Hunts Point at the time, prosecutors said.
The killing was caught on video surveillance.
“The defendant senselessly took the life of a man who happened to be in his mini-van in front of a corner deli…We hope today’s sentence brings some closure to the victim’s family in this brutal killing,” Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark said.
Ingles was a father to three little girls.
In addition to the 25 years to life sentence Jones received for the the murder, he will serve a concurrent 15-year sentence for weapon possession, prosecutors said.
With Kevin Deutsch