Mustang grad injured in shootout

OHP Trooper Ryan Smith

By Traci Chapman

A Mustang High School graduate was one of two Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers injured in a Jan. 25 fatal shooting.

Ryan Smith was shot in the face and was expected to go home in the next day or two, Capt. George Brown said Tuesday. An eight-year OHP veteran, Smith graduated from Mustang High School in 2002.

Trooper Chris Bunch, who has been with OHP for a year, was also shot, sustaining an injury to his leg. He has been released from the hospital, Brown said.

The troopers were injured in a chase that began on an Interstate 35 service road near SE 29th in Oklahoma City, Brown said.

“The pursuit ended near Interstate 40 and Sunnylane Road in Del City,” Brown said. “At the end of the pursuit, a man exited his vehicle and exchanged fire with the troopers.”

Brown declined to release the identity of the man, who was killed in the incident.