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7:56 am
Mon January 27, 2014

OHP Identifies 2 Troopers Wounded in Gun Battle

Troopers Chris Bunch and Ryan Smith
Troopers Chris Bunch and Ryan Smith
Credit OHP

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says two troopers who were wounded in a gun battle in which a suspect was killed remain in stable condition.

The patrol identified the wounded troopers Sunday as Ryan Smith and Chris Bunch. They were wounded in a gun battle Saturday morning that followed a pursuit of the suspect in Del City.

Smith, an eight-year veteran with the patrol, received a facial wound and is expected to remain in an Oklahoma City-area hospital for at least two more days to recover.

Bunch, who has been with the patrol for one year, sustained a leg wound and has been released from the hospital to recover at his home.

The patrol says the identity of the suspect who was killed has not been released.