Police in High Point, North Carolina, had an early morning standoff and manhunt for a man who shot his wife in front her kids outside the back of their home, as police officers arrived on the scene. This is the latest on the capture of Alvin Smith.
Elizabeth Smith Shot in Front of Her Kids and Cops
At approximately 8:15 p.m. on May 7, officers from the High Point Police department arrived at 1811 Blain Street, after a 9-1-1 call was made to assist a woman to remove property following a domestic situation.
Officers found 34-year-old Elizabeth Smith at the back door of the residence with her two children, aged nine and three. As police officers approached, her husband, Alvin Smith, came through the back door and reportedly shot Elizabeth several times.
He then ran back into the home as officers took the children to safety and called for backup, as well as emergency services for the victim.
The Standoff That Wasn’t
Elizabeth Smith was transported to Moses Cone Hospital as police began to take up positions around the home, believing Alvin Smith to still be inside. Approximately one hour later, Elizabeth Smith passed away from her injuries.
Meanwhile, the standoff continued outside the home. Negotiators were brought in to try and talk him out of his situation. No contact with Alvin was ever made. At approximately 4:00 a.m., the High Point Police Department Tactical Team breached the home, and began a search for Alvin Smith. It was then discovered that he already escaped.
Alvin Smith Captured
Details are still scarce, but Smith was eventually captured by police at 9:20 am. Alvin Nathanael Smith is currently charged with first-degree murder in the death of Elizabeth Smith. As of this writing, it is unclear if Alvin Smith was the father of Elizabeth Smith’s two children.
Breaking News Update: Alvin Smith is in High Point PD Custody. pic.twitter.com/b2Wh1YTpAj
— HighPoint(NC)Police (@HighPointPolice) May 8, 2018