Gunpoint robbery attempt leads to fatal shooting in Frankford

Detectives say that robbery was the motive for a Frankford man’s Tuesday night slaying on Margaret Street.

The corner of Margaret Street and Frankford Avenue near the murder scene. PHOTO: GOOGLE MAPS

Homicide detectives say that robbery was the underlying motive for a Frankford man’s Tuesday night slaying outside of his home.

Officers from the 15th district rushed to the 1600 block of Margaret Street, just east of Frankford Avenue, at about 9:18 p.m. in response to reports of a person with a gun. They found Jose Reyes, 37, lying outside his home with a gunshot wound of the forehead above his right eye.

Paramedics pronounced Reyes dead at the scene at 9:26 p.m.

Investigators believe the motive was robbery but have not named any suspects. Call 216–686-TIPS or text to PPD TIP to report information. The city offers a $20,000 reward for tips leading to the arrest and conviction of a murderer. ••