Update – Newport Police Department is now reporting that both suspects are in custody.

Update: June 2, 2021:

Newport Police reported today at approximately 9 am that suspect Tyrese Poulsen, who is wanted for murder as a result of a stabbing that occurred on May 30, 2021, turned himself into the Newport Police Department and will be arraigned today, June 3, in Newport.


Update June 1, 2021:

Newport Police Department today provided the following update in regards to an incident on Thames Street over the weekend;

Just after midnight on May 30, 2021, Newport Police responded to an incident in the area of Thames Street and Lee Avenue. Officers located Maximus Julian suffering from a stab wound to his neck along with another male who suffered a stab wound to his leg. Both males were ultimately transported to Rhode Island hospital.

Tragically, Maximus Julian succumbed to his injuries and passed away on June 1, 2021. The investigation determined a party had taken place at 548 Thames Street during which a physical fight took place involving Julian and two other males who have been identified as Jamaal Reid and Tyrese Poulsen.

As a result of the investigative efforts by the Newport Police Department, an Affidavit and Arrest Warrant has been obtained for Tyrese Poulsen (age 18) for Murder and an Affidavit and Arrest Warrant has been obtained for Jamaal Reid (age 19) for Harboring a Criminal and Disorderly Conduct. This investigation remains very active and anyone with information are encouraged to contact Newport Police Detective Joe Lavallee at 401-845-5736 or jlavallee@cityofnewport.com.

Tyrese Poulsen, 18

Wanted for:
Murder

Jamaal Reid, 19

Wanted for:
Harboring a criminal 11-1-4
Disorderly Fighting 11-45-1


Update: June 1, 2021

The Newport Police Department reported around 8:45 pm tonight that the victim from the felony assault which occurred on May 30, has succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased by his doctor on June 1st. The victim identified as 22-year-old, Maximus H. Julian, from Little Compton, Rhode Island. The injuries were sustained stemming from an altercation at a house party located at 548 Thames Street. Newport Police say that this is an isolated incident due to an altercation at a house party and the community is not in danger. The Newport Police Department is actively working on this case so the victim’s family can have closure to such a tragic and unnecessary incident. The Newport Police Department will release information for the suspect and/or suspects as warrants are drawn. 

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