10 July 2010
Last updated at 18:17
At about 2030 BST on Friday police put a cordon around a small area by the River Coquet known locally as the Stepping Stones
Police rushed officers in to talk to the man, who was reported by witnesses to be holding a shotgun to his head.
Police tried to negotiate with the man, who at one point was said by witnesses to have been shouting at the officers.
The man, later confirmed to be Raoul Moat, was seen lying on the ground as police moved in around him.
Residents saw Moat lying on the ground apparently with a shotgun held to his head during the stand-off.
Police told everyone in the town to stay in their homes.
The stand-off by the river continued into the night with rain falling heavily. At 0115 BST, gunfire was heard. Police say Raoul Moat appeared to have shot himself. Later, police confirmed he was dead.
After suffering what is thought to have been a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Moat was treated by paramedics before being taken to Newcastle General Hospital - accompanied by two police cars. He died shortly after arriving.
After Moat was pronounced dead, police began a forensic investigation at the scene of his shooting by the River Coquet in Rothbury.
They were also investigating the theory that a culvert, located just a few yards from the spot where Moat was cornered by police, could have been one of the places he hid while on the run.
Moat's death marked the end of a week-long manhunt which had seen armed officers drafted in from across the country.
Snipers were brought in, along with armoured cars from the Police Force of Northern Ireland.
In the days after finding a black Lexus linked to Moat on Tuesday, 6 July, Northumbria Police remained convinced the gunman was in the Rothbury area.
After Moat's death, police praised residents of Rothbury for their resilience in dealing with an armed police presence - and the threat of a gunman on the loose - in the town.
In the end, Moat was spotted by a resident close to the centre of the town. His death is now the subject of an Independent Police Complaints Commission Investigation.