Patrolman Gary Sumpter was shot and killed during a vehicle pursuit that went into a wooded area. The subject he was chasing rounded a curve, stopped his car, and waited with a rifle for the officers to come around the curve. When Patrolman Sumpter appeared the man opened fire, killing him. The man also shot and wounded a state trooper before committing suicide. Patrolman Sumpter was a U.S. Navy veteran.