MIAMI (WSVN) - City of Miami Police are investigating after, they said, a man was shot and killed outside his vehicle, Saturday night.

Officials said the victim, who they later identified as 42-year-old Jose Manuel Reyes, had stopped in the area of Northwest Fourth Street and 10th Avenue. “At approximately 7:22 this evening … we had a white Latin male who had car trouble,” said Miami Police Officer Yelitza Cedano. “He stops at the corner at that address to see what’s wrong with his vehicle.”

42-year-old Jose Manuel Reyes
42-year-old Jose Manuel Reyes

That is when, investigators said, an armed assailant targeted Reyes. “He was approached by an unknown male who demanded his property,” said Cedano.

But Reyes refused to comply with the subject’s demands. “The victim refused to hand over the property, and at time, the offender shot him several times in the chest area,” said Cedano.

Officials said the shooter then took off on foot west on Fourth Street.

Paramedics rushed Reyes to Ryder Trauma Center, but he would not survive. “He succumbed to his injuries. He passed away over there,” said Cedano.

Police said they are trying to gather information about the gunman. “We have no offender description,” said Cedano.

Sunday morning, detectives went around the neighborhood passing out flyers in an effort to find out information about the shooter.

If you have any information on this shooting, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $3,000 reward.

Copyright 2024 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Join our Newsletter for the latest news right to your inbox