Murder Charges for Suspect in Trenton Police Standoff - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Murder Charges for Suspect in Trenton Police Standoff



    A near 35-hour stand-off with police in Trenton ended peacefully Thursday afternoon. NBC10's Drew Smith reports about how neighbors are looking to put the ordeal behind them.

    (Published Thursday, May 11, 2017)

    A man who surrendered to police after holding them at bay for 35 hours in New Jersey's capital city has been charged with killing a bystander.

    Authorities say 35-year-old Tyleeb Reese was charged Friday in the shooting of 56-year-old Robert Powell Jr. along Centre Street in Trenton.

    Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri says Powell was caught in the crossfire after Reese began shooting at law enforcement with a shotgun Wednesday morning. Onofri says Powell was killed by a shot to the back and was also hit in the ankle and hip.

    Three Mercer County sheriff's officers suffered minor injuries and were treated at a hospital.

    It wasn't immediately clear if Powell had an attorney to comment on his behalf.