Man charged with killing his father in Durham

A 33-year-old man has been charged with killing his father in a case that included an hours-long standoff with Durham County sheriff’s deputies on Tuesday.

Chivalry Moore of Kinston, who was shot by a deputy during the standoff, was arrested Saturday on a murder charge, according to the sheriff’s office. The arrest came after Moore was released from the hospital.

The sheriff’s office said deputies were called to 5706 Tomahawk Trail just before 6 p.m. Tuesday for a “welfare check.” Moore had barricaded himself inside the home, and deputies entered after a roughly five-hour standoff. Moore suffered non-life-threatening injuries as a result of being shot.

Inside the home, investigators found the body of 60-year-old Willie Moore, the sheriff’s office said Thursday. Willie Moore owned the home, according to Durham County property records.

Deputy David Bermel, who shot Chivalry Moore, was placed on paid leave, which is standard practice after an officer-involved shooting. Bermel has been with the Durham County Sheriff’s Office since 2013, according to a news release Sunday.

The State Bureau of Investigation is looking into the shooting.

“The Durham County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the residents of the Sandlewood neighborhood for their patience and cooperation during the incident and the subsequent investigation,” the news release said.

Chivalry Moore is being held in the Durham County jail without bond. His first court appearance is set for Monday.

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