One dead after domestic violence shooting in Lockport
BY: Metro Source Staff | December 08, 2012
One man is dead after a police standoff Wednesday morning in the Town of Lockport.
At 9:29 a.m. the Niagara County 911 center received two calls from passing motorists reporting a female who was shot in the face at the side of the road.
Police located 40-year-old LeAnne Tucker, who suffered a gunshot to her face. She was moved to a safe location after it was learned her husband, Morris Tucker, 44, was armed and still in the house on Campbell Boulevard.
They also learned a 3-year-old child was still in the house with Morris.
According to reports, the house was then surrounded and police attempted to make contact with the suspect. After two hours, a loud speaker attempted to make contact with the child. After five minutes of calling her name, the child came to the door and fled the home at 12:25 p.m.
The girl was unharmed and turned over to family members on scene.
At 1:12 p.m. a tactical team entered the residence and found Morris dead by an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. An assault riffle was located near his body.
LeAnne remains hospitalized in Buffalo in critical condition.
The Lockport City Police Department, New York State Police, Mercy Flight, Border Patrol, Town of Niagara Police, Town of Lewiston Police and South Lockport Fire Department responded to help the Niagara County Sheriff’s Department.
Sheriff James Voutour thanked the civilians who came to the aid of the victim, despite dangerous conditions.