Woman has baby after husband, a deputy, is slain

June 8, 2011 - 12:45 PM
Standoff-Deputy Shot

This photo provided by Oneida County Sheriff's Office shows Oneida County Sheriff's Deputy Kurt Wyman Wyman, 24, died after being rushed to a Utica hospital following the shootout, according to Oneida County Sheriff Robert Maciol. The four-year veteran was shot once with a shotgun by 40-year-old Christian Patterson as officers tried to take him into custody. The sheriff said three other offices returned fire and hit Patterson several times. Patterson was in critical condition at the same hospital and will be charged with aggravated murder, authorities said. (AP Photo/Oneida County Sheriff's Office via Observer-Dispatch)

UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — 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.