According to the memo, Stephen Allen Lott, now 50, shot the suspect, Jose Antonio Reyes Bermudez, 58, on Dec. 18, 2018, outside the South Beach Finest Hand Car Wash at 1229 18th St.
Prosecutors said Lott had taken the luxury vehicle, which is owned by his employers, to the car wash when he saw Reyes Bermudez get into the driver’s seat of the vehicle and try to drive away.
Prosecutors said Lott ran outside of the car wash waiting area and shouted at the suspect to try to stop him.
As he stepped into the path of the Mercedes, which was traveling at a high rate of speed, he fired two shots at the driver-side door, striking Reyes Bermudez once in the head, the closeout memo stated.
The SUV crossed two lanes of traffic, struck a parked car, then crashed into the wall of an Office Depot. Police pulled out the suspect, who was taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he later died.