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Son charged in dad's death after 5-hour standoff in Durham County, officials say

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) - The Durham County Sheriff's office has arrested the son of a man who was found dead inside his home Tuesday night following a standoff that lasted for five hours.

Authorities say 33-year-old Chivalry Alexander Moore of Kinston was taken into custody on Saturday evening after being released from the hospital where he was treated for a gunshot wound fired by a deputy during Tuesday's standoff.

Moore has been charged with murder in the death of his father, 60-year-old Willie Moore, whose body was found inside the Tomahawk Trail home where he lived.

The deputy involved in the shooting has been placed on leave, pending an SBI and internal investigation.  The deputy has been with the Sheriff's Office since 2013.

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