Sheriff: Husband Dead After Shooting Wife In Mayes County

Thursday, December 5th 2019, 6:46 am
By: News On 6

A man was killed and a woman injured Wednesday night in a possible attempted murder-suicide near Spavinaw, according to the Mayes County Sheriff's Office.

Ronald Leon Furr II died by suicide after shooting his wife in the back, authorities said.

Mayes County Sheriff Mike Reed said deputies were called to a home in Spavinaw at about 9:30 p.m. because of a possible domestic situation. As deputies were responding to the scene, the wife called deputies, asking them not to come. She later called again to say that her husband had shot her in the back.

She had been shot multiple times and was taken to a local hospital, where authorities said she is stable. 

Reed said his deputies have been called to the home several times because of disturbances. He said evidence points to the couple getting into some kind of fight before the shooting.

Reed said officers have to use extra caution when responding to these types of calls.

"It's as dangerous as it possibly can be," said Sheriff Mike Reed. "It's one of the worst calls you go to because the peoples' emotions are high. They are reacting off of emotions and not thinking logically, so it's a very, very dangerous situation for the people and the officers."

Reed said the woman is recovering in the hospital.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation has been called in to help with the investigation.