Police say officer-involved shooting suspect has shot 5 people; 2 have died
Five people have been shot as a manhunt continues for a man believed to be responsible for shooting two police officers, killing two others, and shooting a fifth person who is now listed in critical condition.
Authorities are searching for Michael Vance. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said he fired on two Wellston police officers who were responding to a shots fired call Sunday night.
One officer was shot in the foot and another in both legs. Both were taken to area hospitals and released overnight.
Just before midnight, authorities found the bodies of two of Vance’s relatives in a home where authorities thought he had been hiding.
The Lincoln County Sheriff said Vance was armed with an AK-47.
After shooting the two officers, the sheriff said Vance stole a law enforcement cruiser and drove down the road to a mobile home park, where authorities said he stole a Lincoln Towncar and shot at a woman.
The woman was injured, but not taken to the hospital.
Authorities later said they believed Vance was driving a silver Mitsubishi.
Around 2 a.m., authorities in Beckham County investigated a shooting and attempted carjacking at a Flying J travel stop near Sayre. According to the Beckham County Sheriff’s Office, information from witnesses led them to believe Vance was responsible for the incident.
Sayre police said the victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
Vance was last seen traveling westbound on I-40 near the Oklahoma/Texas border.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Vance has a medical condition and may try to spread his disease.
Several law enforcement agencies are involved in the manhunt for Vance, including the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, OSBI, the U.S. Marshals, and the Beckham County Sheriff’s Office.