NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A brazen, fatal shooting caught on camera in the Bronx has left a family with unanswered questions.

Police hope surveillance video will lead them to three suspects, CBS2’s Aundrea Cline-Thomas reported Monday.

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“I have like so many questions as to why would they do it, why they felt the need to do something like that to such a wonderful man,” said 14-year-old Jaylien Rivera, who is trying to wrap her mind around life without her father.

Jonathan Pena was gunned down just before 5 p.m. Saturday, just days after his 32nd birthday.

“He went to go celebrate with friends, you know what people would normally do. You know, people living life,” said Jaylien.

Jonathan Pena (credit: CBS2)

Pena and a 46-year-old man were outside Maribella Restaurant on Macombs Road in the Mount Eden section when surveillance video released by police shows three men approaching with guns drawn.

The three stole Pena’s chain. When he and the other man tried to run, video shows the flash of the gun as the suspects fired and struck both men.

Pena later died at the hospital.

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“Trust yourself. Don’t trust nobody,” said Nayarit Baez, Pena’s sister-in-law. “Those people he was with, there was only two people that actually could save him.”

A large, makeshift memorial filled with candles, pictures and condolences is where mourners now go to pay their respects.

“If you needed help, he was going to help you. His last dollar bill, here you go,” said Baez.

Police need help identifying the three suspects who were last seen driving away in a black Mercedes-Benz.

“Justice is making sure that the people that did it are behind bars. Twenty-five years to death, max. I don’t want to see them,” Jaylien said.

Pena worked for a moving company and was described as the life of the party. He leaves behind a wife and two daughters, an 8-year-old and 14-year-old Jaylien.

The other victim was last reported to be in stable condition at the hospital.

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Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477 or for Spanish, 1-888-577-4782. Tips can also be sent to the NYPDTips Twitter account or submitted online at

Aundrea Cline-Thomas