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Murder suspect tracked down, arrested in Florida

David Reyes, who allegedly shot a man to death in broad daylight at a Jiffy Lube in Port Richmond, was tracked down and arrested by US Marshals in Jacksonville Fla. Tuesday morning.

Murder suspect tracked down, arrested in Florida

David Reyes, who allegedly shot a man to death in broad daylight at a Jiffy Lube in Port Richmond, was tracked down and arrested by US Marshals in Jacksonville Fla. Tuesday morning.

On May 9, Reyes, 29, approached his victim, Samuel Rivera, 40, and got into a brief argument with him while he was pulling a customer’s car into the service bay at a Jiffy Lube on Aramingo Avenue between Castor and Venango.

When the argument escalated, Reyes pulled out a gun and shot Rivera in his face and chest. Reyes ran toward Tulip Street as Rivera slumped over into the passenger seat of the customer’s car. Rivera was later pronounced dead at Temple University Hospital.  

The Philadelphia Police Homicide Unit worked with the US Marshals to gather tips from the public and tracked Reyes to Florida. He was also featured in the Daily News "Weeks Most Wanted" feature.

Reyes may have been staying with a relative in Southwest Jacksonville, said James Burke, a US Marshals supervisor.

Authorities in the Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force conducted surveillance at the man’s suspected hideout on Nussbaum Road near Lambing Road and saw Reyes leaving the property.

He was apprehended Tuesday morning and was taken into custody without incident, Burke said, adding that the person Reyes was staying with is unlikely to face criminal charges.  

Reyes wasn’t carrying any forms of identification, and initially denied that his name is David Reyes before giving in to investigators during another round of interviews, Burke said.    

Reyes, whose last known address is on Percy Street near Pike in Hunting Park, will be extradited to Philadelphia to face charges in connection with Rivera’s murder, Burke said.   

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