HIGH POINT, N.C. -- Police are searching for a man who they say fatally shot a woman and prompted an hours-long standoff at a home in High Point, according to a High Point police press release.
Police were called to a domestic situation at 8:18 p.m. Monday in the 1800 block of Blain Street.
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 33-year-old Elizabeth L. Smith and her children, ages 3 and 9.
The two officers 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 is wanted by High Point police on a warrant for first-degree murder. He is considered to be armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (336) 889-4000.