UTICA, N.Y. – A New York sheriff says the wife of a deputy gave birth to their second child within hours of a gunfight that took her husband's life.
Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol announced the birth of the girl Wednesday, one day after Deputy Kurt Wyman was killed at the end of a six-hour standoff.
The 24-year-old deputy was also the father of an 18-month-old boy. A sheriff's department spokesman said Tuesday that Wyman's wife had gone into labor after hearing about the shooting.
A prosecutor tells the Syracuse Post-Standard he'll seek additional charges against 40-year-old Christian Patterson, who's already facing an aggravated murder charge. The newspaper reports Patterson is hospitalized but expected to survive wounds he suffered when police returned fire.
The standoff was in Knoxboro, about 30 miles southeast of Syracuse.