Homicide suspect in custody after hours-long standoff, police source says

CHARLOTTE — A homicide suspect was taken into custody Wednesday after an hour-long standoff in a Steele Creek neighborhood, a source said.

Tyzavian Smith, 18, was wanted in connection with the homicide of Shemar Dealvin Hayes on March 12.

He has been charged with murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon.

Channel 9′s Ken Lemon heard officers talking to someone in a room inside that house.

One neighbor recorded video of police shattering the second-story window of the home on Split Pine Court. Seconds later, authorities flew a drone inside.

Another neighbor captured video of police walking out of the house with Smith in handcuffs.

Tyler Dry saw it happen.

“It’s just an unreal situation,” he said.

He said the craziest part was not knowing why police were there or who they are after.

Dry could see the house and the shattered window from his yard, and he heard officers with a megaphone trying to talk to the person inside.

“‘You need to get outside of the house. Make the right choice. You don’t have to do this,’” he said.

He said the pleas got more intense as time passed. A couple of hours later, a tactical team moved in.

Then, there was a loud bang. A Channel 9 photographer heard it from a couple of blocks away and saw smoke rise from the house.

“We have kids, We have dogs. I just hope this situation is handled relatively soon,” Dry said.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

(WATCH BELOW: CMPD releases video from 30-hour standoff in southwest Charlotte)