An overnight standoff in Oneida County ended tragically Tuesday morning. A 24-year old Oneida County sheriff's deputy was shot and killed after nearly six hours of negotiations with an armed suspect. Our Brad Vivacqua spoke with authorities about the tragedy, and the ongoing investigation.
KNOXBORO, N.Y. -- The Oneida County Sheriff has released new details regarding the overnight shooting that took the life of a deputy.
Kurt Wyman, 24, and another deputy were called to a domestic dispute on Knoxboro Road in the hamlet of Knoxboro at about 8 p.m. Monday. When they arrived, the suspect, Christian Patterson, 41, barricaded himself in his garage with a shotgun.
After a five hour standoff, investigators say Patterson shot deputy Wyman and fired a second shot at other officers. Deputies returned fire, hitting Patterson several times.
Both Wyman and Patterson were taken to St. Elizabeth's Medical Center where Wyman died.
Patterson's condition is unknown at this time.
Wyman joined the force in 2007. He is survived by his wife Lauren and their 18-month-old son.
Lauren is also expecting another child.
John Powles with the Clinton Road Baptist Church's statement on the death of Deputy Wyman
"We're a family here. Today we lost a brother. It makes you want to hold dear to the days you have. God has a plan and he is in control."
Press Release from Oneida County Sheriff's Department
Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol regretfully announces that earlier this morning June 7, 2011, Deputy Sheriff Kurt Wyman, 24, was shot and killed in the line of duty. At approximately 8:08 p.m. on June 6, 2011, Deputy Wyman and Deputy Mark Chrysler were dispatched by the 911 center to a domestic incident at Christian Patterson’s residence at 5488 Knoxboro Road, Town of Augusta. During the domestic dispute Patterson threatened to kill his live-in girlfriend, Shannon Secor, and himself. Secor fled the residence and was aided by a neighbor. Deputy Wyman, Investigator David Nowakowski and Sgt. Robert Nelson negotiated with Christian Patterson, (D.O.B. November 23, 1970), for approximately six (6) hours. Patterson armed with a shotgun refused to surrender and made numerous statements that led the deputies to believe that he was going to cause harm to himself. At approximately 2:00 a.m., as deputies attempted to take him into custody, Patterson shot and killed Deputy Wyman and shot at investigator David Nowakowski. Thereafter three (3) members of the Sheriff’s Office returned fire. Patterson was wounded and is currently at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital.
Deputy Wyman has been a member of the Sheriff’s Office since October 11, 2007. Deputy Wyman was a two time recipient of the Oneida County Sheriff’s Grand Cordon Medal and received the Oneida County Sheriff’s Rookie of the Year Award in 2010. He was active in the United States Marine Corps Reserves as a Corporal. On May 1, 2008, Deputy Wyman was activated for military duty and served in Iraq. Upon returning from military service Deputy Wyman worked at the Waterville field office. Deputy Wyman is survived by his wife Lauren and his 18 month old son. They are expecting their second child. He is also survived by his mother, father, and sister.
STATEMENT FROM GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO
It was with tremendous sadness that I learned Deputy Sheriff Kurt Wyman was shot and killed in the line of duty. At just 24 years old, he was a young man who served his country in the Marines and had his entire life ahead of him. My heart goes out to his wife Lauren, who is expecting their second child, and their 18 month old son. My thoughts and condolences also go to his parents, sister, the entire Wyman family, as well as his friends and colleagues at the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office.”
Sheriff's Press Conference
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