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Woman found dead at scene of standoff
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MOORE, Okla. — Police found a woman dead inside a home that was the scene of a 13-hour standoff.

Oklahoma City Police initially went to the home, located near 12th St. and Bryant in Moore, to check on the welfare of a 77-year-old woman Tuesday afternoon.

The 77-year-old woman is the mother of a the standoff suspect, 52-year-old Gerald Hume.

Police said the woman had been missing since Nov. 9 and family members had contacted police about her welfare.

The stand-off began when authorities arrived at the home to check on the woman.

For the next 13 hours, police negotiated with the suspect, Gerald Hume, who had barricaded himself inside the home.

Police obtained a search warrant to enter the home about 5 p.m. Tuesday.

Eventually, about 3:45 a.m. Wednesday, Oklahoma City Police officers forced their way into the home.

They discovered a dead woman with the suspect.

Police are not releasing the identity of the victim.

Hume was taken to the hospital after being shot with bean bags by police.

He remains in police custody.

Police said Hume will be charged with one count of first-degree murder and two counts of pointing a firearm at police.

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