Cops: Man kills baby in standoff with troopers

Police responding to a domestic dispute call in Upstate New York wound gunman after he fatally shoots 3-month-old

Published June 22, 2010 4:50PM (EDT)

New York state police say a man who shot a 3-month-old baby to death in front of troopers during a standoff has been shot by officers and wounded.

Police say the armed man was outside a home in the upstate town of Blossvale when troopers arrived after getting a 911 call about a domestic dispute at about 9:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Troopers say they shot the man after he used a long gun to shoot the baby and open fire on officers.

The gunman survived and was taken by helicopter to a local hospital. The baby was pronounced dead at a hospital.

The names and relationships of the people involved haven't been released.

Blossvale is about 30 miles east of Syracuse.

By Associated Press

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