OHP Identifies Suspect Killed In Pursuit, Shootout With Troopers


Monday, January 27th 2014, 3:36 pm
By: News 9


The Oklahoma Highway Patrol has released the identity of the man involved in a pursuit with troopers which led to a shootout.

The suspect Zachary Sumner, 35, of Midwest City died from his injuries in the shooting over the weekend.

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According to an OHP spokesman, the suspect led the deputies on a pursuit on I-35 just after midnight on Saturday, January 25. It ended when the suspect got off I-40 at the Sunnylane Road exit in Del City.

OHP said Sumner was shot and killed outside a vacant house. The two troopers chasing him were also hit when the suspect opened fire.

Trooper Chris Bunch, a one year veteran with the Patrol, sustained a leg wound and Trooper Ryan Smith, an eight year veteran with the Patrol, suffered a facial wound. Both have been released from the hospital.

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Authorities have not released any details on what started the pursuit.