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Durham County deputy shoots person barricaded in home where dead body is found

Durham County sheriff’s deputies were called to 5706 Tomahawk Trail just before 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2018, for a “welfare check.” The home is seen here in a photo through Durham County property records.
Durham County sheriff’s deputies were called to 5706 Tomahawk Trail just before 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2018, for a “welfare check.” The home is seen here in a photo through Durham County property records. Durham County Tax Administration

A Durham County sheriff’s deputy shot and injured a person barricaded inside a home where a dead body was found Tuesday.

The sheriff’s office said in a news release Wednesday that deputies were called to 5706 Tomahawk Trail just before 6 p.m. Tuesday for a “welfare check.”

Deputies had a roughly five-hour standoff with “a barricaded person” before entering the home, the sheriff’s office said.

At some point, a deputy shot the barricaded person, who suffered non-life-threatening injuries, according to the news release.

Inside the home, investigators found the body of 60-year-old Willie Moore, the sheriff’s office said Thursday. Moore owned the home, according to Durham County property records.

Authorities have not released the name of the person who was barricaded inside the home, “pending the outcome of our initial investigation.”

Durham County property records indicate the two-story home is owned by Willie Frank Moore, 60.

The sheriff’s office said the deputy, who was not identified in the news release, has been placed on administrative leave, which is standard practice after a shooting.

Another deputy sustained minor injuries during the incident, authorities said.

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