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The Durham County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate the suspicious death of a person discovered at a home on Tomahawk Trail in Durham County Tuesday evening. Entry into the residence was made following an approximately 5 hour standoff while making multiple attempts to establish communication, to no avail. Identification and notification of any next of kin of the deceased is pending. Therefore, we are not releasing the name of the deceased at this time. The Sheriff’s Office is not releasing the name of the barricaded individual at this time, pending the outcome of our initial investigation into this matter. He remains at the hospital for treatment of his injuries. One deputy involved in the apprehension of that person received minor injuries and was treated at the scene by EMS. We are not releasing his identity nor the identity of the deputy involved in the shooting pending the outcome of the SBI investigation. When any further information is available it will be released in a timely manner.
Durham County, NC -Just before 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 8th, deputies from the Durham County Sheriff's Office responded to 5706 Tomahawk Trail for a welfare check after a call from a concerned citizen.
Upon arrival at the residence, deputies encountered a barricaded person in the home. The Sheriff's Office Emergency Response Team was called to the scene, and after repeated attempts to make contact with the person inside, they made entry into the home, taking one person into custody.The body of a deceased person was also found in the home.
The barricaded subject sustained non-life threatening injuries as the result of a gunshot wound and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The State Bureau of Investigation responded to the scene as is standardin an officer involved shooting. Thedeputy involvedhas been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal investigation. The SBIwill be the point of contact for any further information about this investigation.