According to Mayes County Sheriff Mike Reed, the suspect was shot by the off duty Salina officer riding with the Mayes County Deputy.
“In fact the deputy did not fire,” Reed said.
The suspect, Will Perneau, was shot when he pulled a gun from the back waistband of his pants. He was handcuffed, but the woman in the Days Inn room became uncooperative, according to Reed, turning the officers attention to her.
Perneau shot at the officers and “barely missed,” Reed said. “Only after he was fired upon did the officer fire.”