Courtesy of NYPD
Reeder allegedly fleeing, gun in hand, right after shooting Dixon in the head.
By Michael V. Cusenza
A New Jersey man has been indicted for an execution-style murder in broad daylight in September 2021, Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced on Monday.
Wearing a mask and religious garments as a disguise, Ron Reeder, 53, ran up behind the victim, who was entering a car parked on a South Ozone Park street, and shot him in the head.
Reeder was arraigned on a four-count indictment charging him with murder in the first degree, murder in the second degree and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree. Reeder was ordered by Justice Ushir Pandit-Durant to return to court on March 14.
According to the indictment, on Sept. 6, 2021, at approximately 7:50 a.m., Jermaine Dixon, 46, was entering a car parked on 132nd Street off South Conduit Avenue when Reeder approached him. Wearing a mask and garments like those typically worn by Hasidic Jewish men, Reeder ran up behind Dixon, shot him in the head and fled.
Reeder was arrested Feb. 23 at his residence in Bergen County, New Jersey.
“This shooting in broad daylight was as brazen as it was cold-blooded and calculated. The defendant evaded justice for some time, but the tireless efforts of law enforcement led to his arrest and he will now be held to account for his alleged actions,” Katz said before thanking the Bergen County prosecutor’s office for its assistance with the investigation.
If convicted, Reeder faces up to life in prison without the possibility of parole.