According to Broome County sheriff’s a father was arrested for killing his 3 week year-old baby and injuring his wifey with crossbow.
On Monday morning officers responded to a 911 call where they found a injured woman and her infant child at a home in the town of Colesville.
The woman told deputies that 36 year-old Patrick Proefriedt, had fired a crossbow at her while she was holding their infant daughter. The broadhead crossbow bolt hit the child in the torso and then struck the woman in the chest.
Proefriedt later removed the bolt and tried to stop the woman from calling 911 then drove away in a pickup truck.
Deputies and paramedics attempted lifesaving measures on the baby but she was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman was taken to a hospital for treatment. Details on her condition were not available Tuesday.
Police used drones to locate Proefriedt in the woods about a mile from the house, where his truck had become stuck in the mud.
Proefriedt was later arrested and charged with 2nd-degree murder and attempted murder. He was arraigned Monday night and remained in the custody of the sheriff’s office on Tuesday.
A staff member at the Broome County Public Defender’s Office, which represented Proefriedt at his arraignment, said the office had no comment on the charges.
Proefriedt had a history of domestic episodes with the victim and an order of protection was in place, the sheriff’s office said.