DEL CITY, Okla. – Two Oklahoma Highway Patrolmen are recovering after being shot in a gunfight during a chase with a suspect overnight.
According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, troopers were chasing a driver in a white van who refused to stop on I-35.
The chase continued to I-40 and Sunnylane and the driver finally stopped in the area of S.E. 9th St. on Sunnylane.
He didn’t give up there.
Authorities said the suspect shot at officers and they shot back.
“Both troopers were shot, one in the face and the other in the leg,” OHP Lt. Brian Orr said. “They both were transported to area hospitals, both in stable condition.”
Troopers shot and killed the suspect.
Authorities have not released the suspect’s name.
Patrolmen are still investigating why the suspect was running from troopers.