Press Release


Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced that Ron Reeder was indicted for an execution-style murder in broad daylight in September 2021. Wearing a mask and garments typically worn by Hasidic Jewish men, Reeder ran up behind the victim, who was entering a car parked on a South Ozone Park street, and shot him in the head.

District Attorney Katz said: “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.”

Reeder, 53, of Teaneck Road in Teaneck, New Jersey, 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. He faces up to life in prison without the possibility of parole, if convicted.

According to the indictment, on September 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 February 23 at his residence in Bergen County, New Jersey.

The investigation was conducted by Detective John Gridley of the New York Police Department’s 106th Precinct Detective Squad, Detective Joseph Petrelli of the Queens South Homicide Squad and Assistant District Attorney Patricia Diaz-Coladonato, Supervisor in the Homicide Bureau at the Queens County District Attorney’s Office.

District Attorney Katz thanked the Bergen County prosecutor’s office for its assistance with the investigation.

Senior Assistant District Attorney Jonathan Selkowe of the District Attorney’s Homicide Bureau is prosecuting the case with the assistance of Senior Assistant District Attorney Diaz-Coladonato under the supervision of Assistant District Attorneys Peter McCormack III and John W. Kosinski, Senior Deputy Bureau Chiefs, and Karen Ross, Deputy Bureau Chief, and under the overall supervision of Executive Assistant District Attorney for Major Crimes Shawn Clark.

**Criminal complaints and indictments are accusations. A defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.