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Willow Spring standoff ends peacefully

Posted December 3, 2012

— A standoff between Wake County sheriff's deputies and a man accused of shooting his son ended early Monday at a home in Willow Spring after authorities discovered the suspect was no longer inside.

Deputies were called to the home in the 6500 block of Hilltop Road about 7 p.m. Sunday. They said Joe M. Byrd, 58, shot his son, Michael Byrd, in the ankle during an argument in their home.

For hours, deputies surrounded the area in an attempt to get the elder Byrd to come outside. Investigators eventually made their way inside the home, shortly after midnight, only to find Byrd was not there.

Sheriff Donnie Harrison says it's unclear if the father will be face any charges.
They still want to get his side of the story.

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  • iwasjustsaying Dec 3, 10:49 a.m.

    Wow...nice.

  • I know some stuff Dec 3, 10:49 a.m.

    maybe he was never there, and the son made up the story?

  • The Anti Hans Dec 3, 8:30 a.m.

    I was listening to this on the police scanner last night ... sounded like a three stooges skit. The left hand most definitely did not know what the right hand was doing.

  • Bartmeister Dec 3, 8:04 a.m.

    A standoff between Wake County sheriff's deputies and a man accused of shooting his son ended early Monday after authorities discovered the suspect was no longer inside.

    That's hilarious! The bad guy chose not to participate and left the scene! Bwahahahahahaha!!!!