The Union County Prosecutor’s Office
32 Rahway Avenue Elizabeth, NJ 07202
Theodore J. Romankow
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 4, 2011
Bloods member convicted in Elizabeth Homicide
Tyrell Jackson, 24, of New York, was found guilty of murder and weapon offences for the May 9, 2005 shooting death of Dana Reid, said Assistant Prosecutor Caroline Lawlor who prosecuted the case. According to the investigation, Reid was shot several times as he walked along Madison Avenue in Elizabeth. Jackson was arrested in December 2009 in Queens, New York, said Lawlor.
His arrest was the result of the formation of the Union County Homicide Task Force in late 2008. In addition to investigating current homicides in the county, the Task Force routinely investigates so-called “cold cases.” Detective Michael Manochio was instrumental in reviving the case and locating Jackson.
Jackson was convicted following a four-week trial before Union County Superior Court Judge Stuart Peim. He faces up to life in prison when he is sentenced on May 20, 2011.