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One Dead & Three Officers Injured In 36-Hour Standoff With Trenton Man Tyleeb Reese

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Tyleeb Reese, 35, opened fire on US Marshals and sheriffs’ officers when they came to arrest him for sexual assault at his home in Trenton, New Jersey.

A bystander was killed and three police officers have been injured in an ongoing standoff with the New Jersey sex offender who has barricaded himself inside a house after police arrived at his home around 6:20 A.M. on Wednesday. Reese was imprisoned for sexual misconduct involving a minor.

Richard Powell, a 56-year-old who lived one street away, was injured when the first shots were fired and later died in hospital. Furthermore, three Mercer County officers were injured during the standoff.

Via Fox 29:

A standoff in New Jersey’s capital city between police and the man barricaded in a home is entering its second day. Officers on a bullhorn could be heard through the night, pleading with 35-year-old Tyleeb Reese to go downstairs and leave the Trenton home where he has been holed up since Wednesday morning. A robot even delivered a phone to him, so they’ve been in contact.

Keeley reports Reese has been shot in his leg and says he’s bleeding badly. Authorities say they have a medic ready to treat him outside, but will not go inside. Police say Reese started shooting when the U.S. Marshals Service Joint Regional Fugitive Task Force tried to serve a warrant.

A bystander who lived a block away on Lamberton Street, 56-year-old Robert Powell Jr., was shot and killed outside the home on Wednesday morning. Three Mercer County sheriff’s officers suffered minor injuries and were treated at a hospital, and then released.

According to The Trentonian, this isn’t Reese’s first run-in with the law. In 2002, pleaded guilty to resisting arrest and served 36 days in jail. Then, in 2010, Reese was arrested for helping a fugitive, and was charged with hindering apprehension and resisting arrest. Also in 2010, Reese was charged with sexual assault. The offense occurred in January 2006 and Reese accepted a plea deal and admitted guilt to a criminal sexual contact charge. Reese spent 427 days in jail.

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