2-Hour Standoff Ends With Murder Charge for Delaware Man

New Castle County Police charged a man with the murder of a woman inside a town home in Delaware earlier this week.

Brian Goodwin, of New Castle, faces first-degree murder charges in the shooting death of 22 year-old Lauren Steed inside a unit of the Saddlebrook Townhomes in New Castle Monday.

Investigators found that Goodwin and the victim were alone inside the residence when he shot and killed Steed, said police. He did not call the police until late afternoon the following day, launching a standoff that lasted about two hours as negotiators convinced Goodwin to surrender.

Police took Goodwin into custody unharmed.

A judge sent Goodwin to county jail without bail. Goodwin is also charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. It wasn't immediately clear if he has an attorney.

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