Pawhuska man charged with shooting ‘ACQUAINTANCE’

Mike ErwinJournal-Capital
Pawhuska man charged with shooting ‘ACQUAINTANCE’

A 23-year-old local man, Skylar Ames, has been charged with shooting another young Pawhuskan during an altercation last week outside of a residence near downtown.

Pawhuska Police Department Cpl. Rex Wikel said officers were called to the area of 10th Street and Revard Avenue at around 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday night, Jan. 6. Upon arrival at the scene, police found Reggie Reyes, 20, who had sustained an apparent gunshot wound to the stomach.

Reyes initially was transported to Pawhuska Hospital and then flown by helicopter ambulance to St. John Medical Center in Tulsa, Wikel said. After undergoing surgery for his injuries, Reyes was listed in stable condition. He remained a patient at the hospital late last week.

Ames reportedly fled the scene following the shooting, but he later surrendered to local authorities. He was booked into the Osage County Jail shortly before 5 a.m. Wednesday, public records show.

A felony charge of shooting with intent to kill was filed against Ames on Friday. He is currently being held in lieu of $500,000 bond.

A status conference in the case is scheduled for 3 p.m. Thursday before Osage County Special Judge Stuart Tate.

Authorities are speculating that a .40-caliber handgun was used in the shooting. Police said the two men involved in the incident appear to have been acquaintances, but they declined to comment on what may have precipitated the altercation.