Little Havana - Flagami

A man just wanted to deal with his car trouble. He wound up shot dead

Jose Manuel Reyes
Jose Manuel Reyes

Stopping for car trouble in East Little Havana ended in a violent death for a driver, Miami police said Sunday.

Arriving at Northwest Fourth Street and 10th Avenue around 7:25 p.m. Saturday, police found a 40-year-old male unconscious with gunshot wounds to the chest.

Police say witnesses saw the man pull over to address a problem with his car. As he did, a robber demanded the driver’s possessions.

The driver, identified as 42-year-old Jose Manuel Reyes, refused and during a struggle the robber pulled a gun and shot him. The driver, who was not identified Sunday afternoon, died at Ryder Trauma Center.

Anyone with information is asked to call Miami police’s homicide unit at 305-603-6350. Anonymous tips can be delivered through Crime Stoppers at 305-471-8477 or the website.

David J. Neal: 305-376-3559, @DavidJNeal