Man turns himself in after allegedly killing woman, prompting hours-long standoff at High Point home

Alvin Nathanael Smith

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- The man who police say fatally shot his wife and prompted an hours-long standoff at a home in High Point has been arrested, according to High Point police.

Alvin Nathanael Smith, 30, turned himself into police on Tuesday.

Police were called to a domestic situation at 8:18 p.m. Monday in the 1800 block of Blain Street. Arriving officers found 33-year-old Elizabeth L. Smith outside the home with her two children, ages 3 and 9.

When two officers approached the home and knocked on the door, they heard a disturbance coming from the backyard and gunshots soon followed.

The officers thought someone may be firing at them and when they checked in the backyard, they found Smith and her children.

They were able to move the children to safety and provide aid to Elizabeth Smith. She was taken to Moses Cone Memorial Hospital where she later died.

Officers believed Alvin Smith was still inside the home, so they surrounded the residence and negotiators were called to the scene.

At about 4 a.m., the High Point Tactical Team searched the home and determined that Smith was no longer inside.

The 30-year-old was found sitting in the lobby of the High Point Police Department Tuesday morning. He has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (336) 889-4000.