Man wanted in Canadian County child sex abuse case killed by OHP tactical team


A man wanted in a Canadian County child sex abuse case was shot and killed Wednesday evening by Oklahoma Highway Patrol tactical team members in Vici, according to reports.

Michael Richard Stambaugh, 39, of Woodward, had a gun when he came out of a house and was shot and killed by the law officers after a standoff in Vici Wednesday.

U.S. Marshals who were attempting to serve a warrant had requested assistance from an OHP tactical team about 2:45 p.m. Wednesday when Stambaugh barricaded himself inside a house.

Negotiations with Stambaugh lasted several hours until he came out of the house about 5:15 p.m. with a gun, OHP reported. Tactical team members fired their weapons, and Stambaugh was shot and killed. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The troopers involved in the shooting are on paid, administrative leave pending an outcome of the investigation, OHP reports.

An arrest warrant for Stambaugh was signed in Canadian County District Court on Wednesday by Special Judge Khristan K. Strubhar, court records show. Stambaugh was wanted on a complaint of engaging in sexual abuse of a child, according to court records. A court clerk Friday morning said a formal charge had not been filed and she could not release any information about it.