Posted at: 12/06/2012 6:30 AM
By: Associated Press
A western New York man has been found dead inside his home, hours after it was surrounded by police who feared he was holding his three-year-old daughter hostage after shooting his wife.
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office says 44-year-old Morris Tucker apparently shot himself.
His body was found Wednesday afternoon after members of a SWAT team coaxed the 3-year-old outside and sent a remote-controlled camera inside the home in Lockport, about 30 miles north of Buffalo.
The incident began about 9:45 a.m. when the Tucker's 40-year-old wife, LeAnne Tucker, was seen running from the home with a gunshot wound to her face. Officers surrounded the home, fearing a hostage situation involving the child.
The wife is expected to survive. The girl wasn't injured.