Man killed after standoff on Braddock Street in High Point identified

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HIGH POINT, N.C. -- The Guilford County Sheriff's Office has released the identity of the man killed following a standoff in High Point.

Around 8:30 a.m. Monday, a deputy came to 4014 Braddock Road for a padlocking of the home pursuant to a civil writ of possession, Capt. Brian Hall said.

A man in the home shoved the deputy and went back inside, barricading himself.

Negotiators tried throughout the day to get the man to come out peacefully. Sporadic gunfire was heard coming from inside the home throughout the day and nearby homes were evacuated.

Around 7 p.m., after exhausting all other efforts to get the man to come out of the home peacefully, the sheriff's special emergency response team went into the house, Hall said.

The man inside, identified at a Tuesday news conference as 61-year-old Victor Jarvis, shot at deputies. The deputies returned fire and Jarvis was hit by gunfire and died at the scene.

One deputy was hit in the jaw by gunfire and is still in the hospital.

The other deputy was grazed by a bullet on his upper right arm. He was treated and released.

“Some were freaking out, some of the neighbors were calling and texting like crazy,” said Matthew Lopes, a law enforcement officer.

He was home with his wife and kid a couple houses down when his phone started ringing.

“It was blowing up multiple times throughout the day," Lopes said. "At one point, I picked a room in my house put the phone in the room and I left. I got tired of hearing it ring."

Lopes’ law enforcement training kept him and neighbors calm when Jarvis was firing sporadic shots throughout the day. 

Lopes said he still feels his neighborhood is one of the safest in the city. 

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