Miami, FL — Hector Reyes, a 26-year old man from Miami, is facing felony charges for an alleged shooting after a verbal altercation with a white man. He tried denying the accusations, but his 4‑year old daughter spontaneously told the police that her father was shooting.
According to reports, Reyes was with his daughter and her mother visiting family when the incident happened. Reyes and his brother-in-law confronted a man who was allegedly making obscene gestures toward Reyes’ daughter’s mother.
After a brief argument, Reyes, his daughter, and her mother got in a car and that’s when Reyes started shooting towards the direction of the man he argued with, witnesses said.
A few minutes later, police chased his car and pulled him over. Police were questioning him when out of the blue, his daughter told the police, ”My daddy was shooting.”
The girl’s mother, who was also in the car, immediately refute what her daughter was saying and said that she didn’t know why her daughter would say something like that. She added that it must be because the child was always talking about police.
Reyes was arrested on one felony count each of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and possessing a deadly weapon while committing an offense. He’s also facing four counts of felony child abuse with no great bodily harm.
Despite that, Reyes maintains he is not involved in the shooting.