Man Charged With Murder in Woman's Shooting Death After Standoff With Police

Authorities charged 23-year-old Tyler James Gibbs with murder in the shooting death of 20-year-old Kianna Barrows in Falmouth, Massachusetts

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A woman was shot to death Tuesday at her house in Falmouth, Massachusetts, and a man has been arrested on a murder charge.

Police responded around 10:45 a.m. to a 911 call at a home on Old Main Road, the Cape & Islands District Attorney's Office said. The caller reported that a person had been shot.

Officers arrived to find an armed man in the driveway, prosecutors said Tuesday afternoon. While the man was in view outside the house, police went inside and found 20-year-old Kianna Barrows fatally shot in an upstairs bedroom.

The officers left the house, and prosecutors say state and local police, as well as a SWAT team, took part in a "lengthy negotiation" with the man, which lasted hours.

The Falmouth Police Department ultimately took 23-year-old Tyler James Gibbs into custody. He will be arraigned at Falmouth District Court on a first-degree murder charge, the district attorney's office said.

While the standoff was taking place, police had asked the public to stay away from the area.

Nearby North Falmouth School was placed on lockdown as a precaution, Falmouth police and the Falmouth Public Schools superintendent said.

"Students and staff are safe," Superintendent Lori Duerr said in a statement.

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