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.