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One person died in a double shooting in Mayes County on Wednesday, Sheriff Mike Reed reported.

Ronald Leon Furr II, 42, likely shot his wife in the back before turning the gun on himself in Spavinaw, Reed said.

Furr died of his wounds. His wife was stable at a Tulsa hospital Thursday morning, Reed said, but additional information on her condition was not available.

Reed said Furr’s wife originally called in a verbal domestic dispute from the 10800 block of East 440 Road about 9:30 p.m. but later called back and told deputies everything was OK and that they no longer needed to respond.

Following protocol, deputies continued toward the address to ensure that that was true, but before they reached the home, the wife called back and said she had been shot in the back, Reed said.

Deputies had visited the residence many times for disturbances, Reed said.

The shooting remains under investigation, but it’s likely assistance from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and evidence provided by the medical examiner will confirm investigators’ preliminary findings, he said.

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