Brownville (WTNY) -- A Brownville man is dead following a domestic dispute that led to a shooting incident last night in the village.
Police have not released the names of those involved, but say the fatality was a result of a suicide. It all began with a report of a domestic dispute involving an estranged married couple on St. Lawrence Ave., just before 2:30 am Friday.
The female involved says her estranged husband entered the home armed with a shotgun. She says the two engaged in a brief struggle, but was able to flee. She says that as she fled, she heard a gunshot coming from the residence. Police arrived and found the body of the male at the residence. Investigators believe he died from a self inflicted gun shot wound to the head.
The entire incident was initially reported as a possible stand off, bringing numerous police crews to the scene.
Brownville (WTNY/WWTI) -- The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department is investigating a shooting incident that turned into an armed stand off last night in the Village of Brownville.
Police have released few details on the incident which began shortly after 2:00am with a report of a domestic dispute with shots fired at 200 St. Lawrence Ave in the village. Jefferson County tax records have the home being owned by Brent A. and Kelly L. Berkman Biedekapp.
The situation escalated into an armed standoff that came to an end a little over four hours later.
Police said someone inside the residence was seriously injured however, the "Watertown Daily Times" reports there was a fatality at the home.