UPDATE: Vici Standoff – Suspect ID’d

February 26, 2021

By News Director Jared Atha

Oklahoma Highway Patrol officials identified the suspect who was shot and killed during a standoff in Vici on Wednesday.

According to a Highway Patrol news release 39-year-old Michael Richard Stambaugh, who was wanted on a Canadian County felony warrant for suspicion of sexual abuse of a child, was fatally shot during the standoff.

The Highway Patrol’s Tactical Team went to Vici Wednesday to assist the U.S. Marshal’s Office. Stambaugh allegedly ran from marshals after they tried to serve the warrant on him.

Stambaugh allegedly barricaded himself inside a house at around 2:45 p.m.

Officials spent hours negotiating with the suspect, and the local school was placed on lock down during the incident.

OHP says the suspect exited the house around 5:15 p.m. with a firearm. A short time later members of the OHP tactical team fired their weapons. Stambaugh was pronounced dead at the scene.

No member of law enforcement was injured.

No further details were released.

The troopers involved in the shooting have been placed on routine paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation.