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ID confirmed for man found dead after Steuben County standoff

ID confirmed for man found dead after Steuben County standoff

Bath, NY -- Investigators in Steuben (stoo-BEHN') County are saying more about Monday night's deadly confrontation with an armed man in the town of Bath.

The Sheriff's office says 46-year-old Timothy Preston died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound he suffered moments before a fire started in the barn where his body was found. A positive identification was made with dental records.

Authorities say troopers had gone to a private residence on a report of a domestic disturbance. That's where they were confronted by a man holding a rifle who retreated into the barn next door. Gunshots were heard inside and the barn caught fire.

The investigation is continuing.

 

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