Sheriff’s officer ‘justified’ in Centre St. gunfight against alleged killer Tyleeb Reese

The sheriff’s officer who engaged Tyleeb Reese in a gunfight during the deadly 35-hour standoff in South Trenton five months ago was justified in firing his service weapon and will not be charged, according to newly released findings by the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office. Reese, 35, of Trenton, is accused of shooting and killing … Read more →

Alleged killer Tyleeb Reese gets indicted in connection with deadly 35-hour standoff

Alleged killer Tyleeb Reese, who commanded international attention earlier this year during a 35-hour deadly standoff with police, has been indicted on heavy criminal charges. A Mercer County grand jury on Wednesday handed up an 18-count indictment charging Reese with a variety of offenses ranging from murder to resisting arrest, according to the Mercer County … Read more →

Alleged killer Tyleeb Reese fails to appear in court, lawyer cites health issues

Tyleeb Reese commanded international attention during a 35-hour deadly standoff with police earlier this month but has been unwilling to make one court appearance since his surrender. Reese, 35, of Trenton, failed to appear at his arraignment on May 16 and on Monday failed to appear at his detention hearing. Public defender Nicole Carlo represented … Read more →

Court hearing for alleged gunman in 35-hour deadly standoff gets postponed

A scheduled detention hearing for the alleged triggerman who wounded three sheriff’s officers and killed a civilian during a 35-hour standoff last week has been postponed. Tyleeb Reese, 35, of Trenton, is now scheduled to appear in court 1:30 p.m. May 23 before Mercer County Superior Court Judge Peter Warshaw. Originally scheduled for Thursday, Reese’s … Read more →

Alleged barricaded gunman fails to appear on murder charges

Tyleeb Reese, the alleged gunman who barricaded himself inside a Centre Street home for 35 hours last week during a deadly standoff with police, originally became wanted for arrest due to his prior failure to appear in court. Reese, 35, of Trenton, again failed to appear in court Tuesday for his arraignment on murder and … Read more →

Fatal Trenton standoff ends with surrender

The standoff that lasted close to 35 hours in Trenton has ended peacefully. Trenton standoff suspect Tyleeb Reese surrendered to police just after 5 p.m. on Thursday. Reese, the suspected triggerman, engaged U.S. Marshals in a gunfight that left a civilian dead and three officers wounded. Reese then retreated to his family’s home on the … Read more →

Standoff in Trenton leaves bystander dead, 3 officers injured

A city man with a history of sexual assault snapped when he saw police at his doorstep, leading to a standoff that left an innocent bystander dead. As of press time Wednesday night, the suspect — identified as 35-year-old Tyleeb Reese — was still barricaded in a Centre Street home with police surrounding the building. … Read more →

Tyleeb Reese

  • Arrested: May 11, 2017
  • Age: 35
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Suspected in the May 10, 2017, death of Robert Powell Jr.