Authorities Confirm 3 Suspects In Custody After Shootout With Police In Stephens County


Wednesday, July 28th 2021, 10:18 pm
By: Brieon Sumlin


CHICKASHA, Oklahoma -

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said the third suspect wanted in connection with a shootout with police in Stephens County is in custody after a multi-county search.

A large police presence was visible at the Grady Memorial Hospital in Chickasha. OHP confirmed the hospital was placed on lockdown while authorities investigated.

OHP Trooper Eric Foster told News 9 the hospital was one of multiple locations being searched.

According to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, The Chickasaw Nation Lighthorse Police tried to initiate a traffic stop on a suspected stolen vehicle Wednesday east of Marlow in Stephens County.

The suspect did not pull over and a police pursuit began.

OSBI said the pursuit ended in the parking lot of a local business near Highway 81 and Highway 7.

The three suspects inside of the vehicle then got into a shootout with police, according to OSBI. They said no one was injured.

Two of the suspects were arrested.

The third suspect was located in Stephens County. According to the report, that suspect was taken to a local hospital. Authorities said he was shot during the shootout with police.

No names have been released.

OHP, OSBI, Chickasha and Chickasaw Nation Police Departments all assisted with the investigation.