Suspect Charged In Shooting Death Following 35-Hour-Long Standoff

TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) — A day after ending his nearly 35-hour standoff with police, a Trenton man faces murder charges for allegedly shooting an innocent bystander.

Tyleeb Reese, 35, was charged with the murder of 56-year-old Robert Powell, who lived on nearby Lamberton Street.

An autopsy performed Thursday revealed Powell was shot in the ankle, hip and fatally struck in the back.

Authorities say all of the wounds were from Reese’s shotgun.

Police say when officers returned fire on Reese, their shots were limited to the inside of Reese’s home.

Suspect Surrenders After 2-Day Standoff With Police In Trenton

Police say they are still investigating how Powell ended up so close to the confrontation, but it appears as shots were being fired, he sought cover toward the vehicles police were ducking behind outside Reese’s house.

After surrendering to police on Wednesday afternoon, Reese was taken to state police barracks and then a local hospital after complaining of chest pains.

He remained at the hospital for evaluation as of Thursday afternoon.

 

 

 

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