Robber Gunned Down in Hugo

A man suspected of robbing a liquor store in Hugo, Oklahoma was shot twice by the clerk of that store on Thursday night. The masked man held up West Main Liquor, but didn't expect the clerk to fight back.

The following is a news release of the event from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation:

At approximately 6:30 Thursday evening, a man wearing a ski mask and brandishing what appeared to be a .45 semi-automatic handgun attempted to rob the West Main Liquor store in Hugo. The clerk opened the register and the suspect began grabbing cash from the drawer.

The clerk pulled out a .38 revolver and shot the suspect one time in the upper torso. When that did not encourage the suspect to put down his gun, the clerk grabbed a shotgun and shot the suspect one time. The man, identified as 50-year-old Guy Wade Buck, walked outside the store where two Hugo police officers were standing.

Another person inside the store called 9-1-1 during the robbery and alerted police. The officers had just arrived when they hear the shotgun blast. The officers quickly apprehended the suspect who was flown to Wadley Hospital in Texarkana where he remains in critical condition. The gun was discovered to be a plastic air gun.

Buck is from the rural Choctaw County area.

Hugo Police called in OSBI to assist in the investigation.