Conklin Man Involved in Standoff Dies of Gunshot Wound
Police say the Broome County man who barricaded himself in a Cortland hotel has died at a Syracuse hospital.
Authorities say 28-year-old Corey Hobart of Conklin is believed to have shot himself in the head during a standoff with law enforcement officers at the Hampton Inn on River Street.
According to the Cortland Police Department, Hobart died around 2:45 p.m. Sunday at Upstate University Hospital in Syracuse.
Investigators say an autopsy performed by the Onondaga County medical examiner determined the cause of death was the self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Officials had said Hobart had been sought as a parole absconder. They said he would not comply when a Broome County sheriff's deputy tried to stop a vehicle he was driving in Johnson City last Friday morning.
Hobart lead police on a high-speed pursuit that ended at the Cortland Hampton Inn.
After nearly 24 hours, officers entered the room where Hobart had barricaded himself. They found him unresponsive in the bathroom.
Hobart was taken to the Syracuse hospital where he had been reported in critical condition.