Police ID woman, release new details in deadly standoff

<p>HIGH POINT, N.C. &mdash; Police have identified a woman found dead inside a home in North Carolina after a lengthy standoff with a gunman who wounded four officers before he was killed. </p>
<p>High Point police said they found the body of Blanca Cadavid inside the home after the 11-hour standoff on Friday, along with two children who were not physically injured, news outlets reported. </p>
<p>According to the medical examiner, Cadavid was killed eight to ten hours before officers discovered her body, putting her death around the time police heard a gunshot while in the area on an unrelated call. </p>
<p>Police encountered Josue Drumond-Cruz in the front yard and tried to communicate with him but he was uncooperative, going into the home and coming back outside with a rifle. </p>
<p>A standoff ensued, and about four hours later, with no contact from the suspect, officers tried to enter the home and Drumond-Cruz opened fire on them, striking three High Point officers, Police Chief Travis Stroud <a href="https://apnews.com/article/shootings-north-carolina-high-point-e1b2f11f917dbe30ec81942622e955ac">previously</a> said.</p>
<p>Stroud said Drumond-Cruz also fired shots from the house periodically throughout the standoff. </p>
<p>“We had a lot of gunfire coming from inside the house throughout the morning,” he said. </p>
<p>About 10:15 a.m., the suspect shot at tactical officers who were assisting from the nearby Greensboro Police Department, and they returned fire, killing him, Stroud said. </p>
<p>Investigators later revealed that a Greensboro officer was shot and wounded in the final exchange. All four officers have since been released from the hospital. </p>
<p>Investigators are still working to determine the gunman’s motives. Police have not released more details about the woman and children. </p>