Man shot dead in his car in Jamaica

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Police are searching for suspects in a violent shooting that took place in Jamaica Friday morning.

Devone Reaves, 39, ´╗┐was killed inside his grey Mercedes coupe at the corner of Sutphin Boulevard and South Road around 9:30 police said. The suspects, who were not caught as of Friday afternoon, fired several shots into his car, killing Reaves instantly, before fleeing the scene, according to investigators.

The investigation was ongoing, police said.

Officers blocked off the streets in a two-block radius as they combed the neighborhood for evidence Friday morning. The car was parked near some small businesses and owners said they were not around when the shooting occurred.

Anyone with information is urged to call Crimestoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), text their tips to 274637 (crimes) then enter TIP577 or log onto www.nypdcrimestoppers.com. All reports will be kept confidential.

Reach reporter Ivan Pereira by e-mail at ipereira@cnglocal.com or by phone at 718-260-4546.

Updated 6:01 pm, October 10, 2011
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