A 34-year-old Tucker County man who has been accused or murdering his mother was killed after a shootout with police at his family's home.

State Police troopers came to the Thomas home of Robert S. Lambert, 34, to serve a warrant charging him with the murder of his mother, Marianne Lambert, 54.

Police received information that Robert Lambert had weapons in the home where he had lived with his mother.

Officers spent much of a day trying to contact Lambert by telephone, but he did not answer either his landline or a cell phone.

Officers deployed a non-lethal chemical agent around several front windows, and as police approached the home, Lambert exited through a back door and began firing a weapon.

Police returned fire and Robert Lambert was killed.

Police found 13 weapons, a mix of rifles and handguns, throughout the home, all loaded.

"They were located throughout the residence -- in the bedrooms, bathroom, family room, dining room -- throughout the residence," police said.

Marianne Lambert was found dead earlier at her daughter's apartment in Bridgeport.

Ms. Lambert was a popular postal worker in Parsons, not far from the home she shared with her son in Thomas.

Investigators were told Robert Lambert was the valedictorian of his 1995 graduating class at Tucker County High School, and that he attended the West Virginia University School of Law and obtained his master's degree in business administration.

Police said that he had a very good relationship with his mother.

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