The mother of a man accused of shooting a Laramie County deputy allegedly told authorities that her son was suicidal.

Deputy Sheriff Chance Walkama was shot early Thursday when he and another deputy went to perform a welfare check on 24-year-old Brian Noel of Cheyenne. The sheriff's department said Noel fired a 9-mm pistol through the door of his hotel room at the deputies.

The Wyoming Tribune Eagle  reported that court documents show that Noel's mother, Alisa Noel, called 911 to report that her son was suicidal. The documents say she also told authorities that two rifles and two handguns were missing from her home.

Deputies then tracked Noel down at his hotel.

Noel faces a preliminary hearing next week.