Standoff over, man suspected of shooting Caswell County deputy now in custody

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022
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The man suspected of shooting a Caswell County deputy Wednesday morning is now in police custody.

CASWELL COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- The man suspected of shooting a Caswell County deputy Wednesday morning is now in police custody.

The shooting happened at a home on Paradise Lane when deputies arrived to serve a domestic violence warrant.

Caswell County Sheriff Tony Durden Jr. identified the deputy as Aaron Tyndall, who has worked with the sheriff's department for 3.5 years.

After the shooting, the suspect -- later identified as Kevin DeSilva -- barricaded himself inside the home for several hours. He eventually surrendered to law enforcement around 4 p.m.

Investigators said they found several weapons inside the home. The suspect has been arrested but the case remains open and ongoing.

Paula Perez, who grew up in the community, told ABC11 she went to check on her mother after hearing about the incident.

"Nothing happens here in Milton. I'm 47 and this is the biggest thing that's ever happened," Perez said. "This is an abnormal. I know this happens in large cities but not the home town you grow up in, not little Milton is what I call this."

Tyndall was rushed to Duke Hospital for treatment. Durden said he was responsive and doing well.