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Woman found dead in Falmouth home, suspect now in custody after standoff with police

Old Main Road
Laura Tournas
Police block traffic on Old Main Road in Falmouth where the incident took place.

A 23 year-old man is in custody and will be charged with murder in the shooting death of a 20 year-old woman in North Falmouth this morning.

Tyler Gibbs was arrested after a standoff with police.

The Cape and Islands district attorney's office says police were called to a house on Old Main Road at about 10:45 a.m. for a report that gunshots had been fired and a person shot.

Police confronted Gibbs, who was holding a gun, in the driveway. They kept him in view outside of the house and then entered the house to look for a victim. They found Kianna Barrows in an upstairs bedroom and determined she could not be revived.

After negotiations involving Falmouth Police and Massachusetts State Police, Gibbs surrendered at about 1:45 this afternoon.

Investigators say they do not know Gibbs' last address.

They have released no information as to a possible motive for the shooting.

The North Falmouth Elementary School, which is near the scene of the shooting, was put on lockdown for a time while police were talking to Gibbs. All students left the area safely on what was a scheduled early release day.

A section of the Shining Sea Bike Way which runs behind the house where the shooting occurred, was also closed for a while.

John Basile is the local host of All Things Considered weekday afternoons and a reporter.