Watertown homicide suspect dead of self-inflicted gun shot

Barry K Stewart

UPDATE - Watertown suspect dead from self-inflicted gun shot, victims identified

Posted: Apr 28, 2021 6:11 PM
Updated: Apr 28, 2021 9:18 PM

UPDATE -- State Police and the Watertown City Police Department have identified the two victims who were killed in the shooting incident as:

Maxine M. Quigg, age 50 from Wellesley Island, NY
Terence M. O'Brien, age 53 from Black River, NY

Both victims worked at the Bridgeview Real Estate Agency where the shooting occurred.

Following a Be On the Lookout (BOLO) a State Police K9 unit observed the suspect vehicle on Route 11B in the town of Dickinson, Franklin County, and attempted to pull the vehicle over. The driver, identified as Barry Stewart, drove off the roadway and was found inside the vehicle with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

The investigation is continuing.

WATERTOWN, N.Y. – New York State Police have located the suspect accused of shooting and killing two people at a Watertown real estate business on Wednesday.

New York State Police say 55-year-old Barry K. Stewart, of Carthage, was found in Franklin County.

Stewart allegedly fled the scene in a grey F150 truck, after two people were shot and killed at Bridgeview Real Estate on Clinton Street. Authorities considered Stewart armed and dangerous when he was at large.

Watertown Mayor Jeff Smith released a statement Wednesday, confirming that there was an active shooting incident that resulted in the loss of two lives.

"My heart breaks for the victims, their families and our entire community who I know share in my disbelief that this could happen here in Watertown," said Smith. "I would like to thank our brave law enforcement and emergency responders who responded to the scene earlier today, including the City of Watertown Police Department, City of Watertown Fire Department, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police andGuilfoyle Ambulance Service."

This is a developing story and will be updated when more information is available.

***STATEMENT FROM CITY OF WATERTOWN MAYOR JEFF SMITH*** As reported by law enforcement officials, an active shooting...

Posted by Mayor Jeff Smith on Wednesday, April 28, 2021

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