Sheriff's Office: Rogers County Woman Shoots Husband With .45

Wednesday, March 9th 2011, 4:50 pm
By: News On 6

ROGERS COUNTY, Oklahoma -- A Rogers County woman accused of shooting her husband during a domestic dispute was arrested Wednesday.

According to a news release, the wife called the Sheriff's Office at 11:45 a.m. to tell dispatchers her husband wouldn't leave her alone, and she shot him once in the shoulder with a .45 caliber handgun. 

Deputies arrived and found the woman, identified as Susan O'Neill, in her driveway.  Deputies recovered the gun from her car which deputies say was "stuck and inoperable" in the couple's driveway.

According to deputies, the husband had left the house and traveled about two miles to a location where he was able to contact emergency responders. He was taken by medical helicopter to a Tulsa hospital with what are believed to be non life-threatening wounds.

Deputies said O'Neill, 45, claimed her husband called her names during an argument.  O'Neill told deputies she grabbed a .45 caliber handgun from the couple's bedroom and told her husband to stay away.  She said her husband  then started taunting her.

Investigators determined there was no "reasonable reason" O'Neill's life was in danger.  She was arrested and booked into the Rogers County Jail on a complaint of shooting with intent to kill.