New Jersey standoff in 2nd day after shooting leaves 1 dead

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Posted: May 11, 2017 5:15 PM
New Jersey standoff in 2nd day after shooting leaves 1 dead

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — For a second day, New Jersey officers pleaded on a bullhorn with a man to leave the Trenton home where he was holed up.

They also offered medical help Thursday to 35-year-old Tyleeb Reese, suggesting he may be injured.

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 (http://bit.ly/2r6Tjie ) 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.