Neighbors come to rescue after Rogers County deputy-involved shooting

Posted at 9:33 AM, Apr 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-16 23:18:37-04

FOYIL -- The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said three Rogers County deputies shot a man late Saturday night.

OSBI officials said around 10:30 pm, deputies responded to the domestic disturbance call on south 4200 road near Foyil. They said Shane Tresner confronted deputies in the front yard with a compound bow and arrow. Investigators said he kept refusing to drop his weapon.

“The cops kept telling him to stop, put it down. Stop, put it down. And then he just started walking towards them,” said neighbor Lloyd Patton.

“He kept saying shoot me, shoot me,” said another neighbor, Stephine Dean.

That’s when investigators said three deputies shot Tresner, striking him several times. Patton said all he could do was keep his neighbors one year-old baby distracted.

“He was crying, when he wasn’t looking at me and I was playing with him, he was crying so I can’t take a baby crying,” said Patton.

Dean said she met her neighbor across the street for the first time Saturday night, when she said the woman came over with her baby, panicking and asking to call 911.

“I’m very happy that she’s okay and that the baby is okay.”

“She knocked on my door, scared asking me not to turn on my porch light so her boyfriend wouldn’t know where she was and he was threatening to shoot her with a bow,” said Dean.

Investigators said Tresner is now in critical condition, but Dean and Patton said they’re both grateful they could keep Tresner from hurting his girlfriend and her baby.

“I hope he doesn’t come back,” said Patton.

“Everybody’s telling me thank you and she came over here this morning crying because I saved her and her baby’s life. Because if he would have shot her, he would have shot the baby too,” said Dean.

Investigators said the Rogers County District Attorney will determine if the shooting was justified.

2 Works For You did some digging, and we uncovered Tresner has a record with domestic violence. Records show he was convicted in 2006 for domestic assault and battery.

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