Man accused of shooting cops goes on Facebook Live during escape

WELLSTON, Okla. -- Two law enforcement officers were being treated for non-life-threatening injuries early Monday morning after they were shot responding to a call in Lincoln County, Oklahoma.

CBS affiliate KWTV News 9 reported police later found two bodies at a home in nearby Oklahoma County, believed to be victims of the same suspect – a man identified as Michael Dale Vance Jr., who remained at large and the subject of a manhunt. The two dead victims are said to be relatives of the suspect.

Police said the suspect fired at the two Wellston officers with an AK-47 at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday, hitting one officer in the foot and the other in the leg. Two people fled the scene in the Wellston area, which is about 35 miles northeast of Oklahoma City, but one person was quickly taken into custody.

Officials said Vance stole a vehicle, drove it to a trailer park and then stole another vehicle from a woman, whom he also shot and wounded.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol and The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation were helping with the search and case.

Police did not immediately identify the two people found slain in Oklahoma County, but local media reports suggested they were related to Vance.

Residents were warned that Vance should be considered armed and extremely dangerous. He recently got out of jail on a child sex assault charge.

During his escape, the suspect went on Facebook Live, threatening some people he knows as well as bragging about carjacking the woman.

 

 

 

 


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