A man has surrendered to police after holding them at bay for 35 hours in New Jersey’s capital city. Police say 35-year-old Tyleeb Reese left the Trenton home where he’d been barricaded around 5 p.m. Thursday.
Police said Reese started shooting Wednesday morning when the U.S. Marshals Service Joint Regional Fugitive Task Force attempted to serve a warrant. A bystander was killed in the exchange of gunfire.
Three Mercer County sheriff’s officers sustained minor injuries in the shooting and were treated at a hospital.
NJ.com reported Reese had prior convictions for sexual contact with a minor. Authorities said his warrant was for failing to register as a sex offender.
Authorities identified the bystander as 56-year-old Robert Powell Jr.
Antoinette Powell tearfully recalled walking by the standoff earlier, unaware of what had happened to her husband.
“He was already dead and I didn’t know,” Powell told NJ.com.
Powell said her husband had left the house before she woke up Wednesday.
“I miss him so much,” she said. “I just want him back.”
The Powells had been married for 30 years. Their daughter is expecting her first child.