Police Release More Details in Fatal Shooting

By Cristina Frank

October 29, 2012 Updated Oct 29, 2012 at 6:47 PM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Police release the 911 calls after a weekend hotel shooting leaves one man dead and two officers injured.

Binghamton Police say Oklahoma man, 40-year-old Michael Eugene Spohn died.

Police say he's a welder working in Pennsylvania fracking industry.

Investigators say he started harassing the front desk at Binghamton's Days Inn hotel, where he was a guest.

Front desk workers called 911 when they heard gunshots coming from the parking lot.

It culminated in police involved shooting with more than dozen officers in the parking lot where Spohn was killed.

"He continued to come out with the gun, pointed it out the window toward the high school. Fired two rounds, one striking Sgt. Hendrickson in the hand and arm. Several officers returned fire. 11 BPW officers and 1 Sheriff's deputy. During that exchange the officers fired over 100 shots," Binghamton Police Chief Joe Zikuski said.

"This all got initiated by Spohn harassing the desk girl - called her name. Called some other people names. He was revving his car - driving like a crazy man in the parking lot," Zikuski said.

Sgt. Craig Follet was shot in the leg and Sgt.Larry Hendrickson was shot in the arm.

Both have been released from the hospital.

Spohn's dog was also killed in the shooting.

Zikuski says he does not know if it will be determined which officer or officers fired the fatal bullets.

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