Law enforcement officials continue search for shooting suspect

Beverly Bryant - October 24, 2016 10:19 am

Michael Vance

WELLSTON, Okla. (AP) – Authorities continue to search for an Oklahoma man accused of wounding two police officers.

At 9:20 a.m.,  an Oklahoma City television station is reporting that a man accused of shooting two Oklahoma police officers has been posting live videos while on the run.

TV station KWTV reports ( ) that suspect Michael Vance posted two videos Sunday night on Facebook Live. The Associated Press couldn’t immediately verify the videos. The Lincoln County sheriff hasn’t returned a message Monday morning regarding the videos.

In one video, a man wearing a backward baseball cap says he’s about to steal another vehicle and it’s “gonna be intense.” In another, the same man says: “Letting y’all know, look, this is real” before showing a long gun on the passenger seat.

He says: “If you want to

know what’s up next, stay tuned to your local news.”

Vance is a suspect in the shooting of two Wellston police officers Sunday night and in a double slaying in Oklahoma County.

Earlier Monday,  the Lincoln County Sheriff’s  Office said the officers were shot Sunday night as they responded to a report of shots fired in the town of Wellston, 35 miles northeast of Oklahoma City. The sheriff’s office says they are recovering from their injuries.

The sheriff’s office says one person was arrested but that Vance stole a patrol car and remains missing.

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says authorities believe Vance is driving a silver 2007 Mitsubishi Eclipse with an Oklahoma license plate of 943LQQ.

The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety issued a media release Monday morning saying Vance has a medical condition and may try to spread  the disease. DPS reports he is 38 years old, 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weighs 212 pounds. He has a Chandler address.

DPS reports the two Wellston officers were shot about 7 p.m. Sunday.  About 11 p.m., DPS reports, two bodies were found shot at Vance’s uncle’s residence. At 2:38 a.m. Monday, a suspect described as a heavy-set man driving a Mitsubishi Eclipse shot a person at a Flying J service station on Interstate 40 at US 283 near Sayre in Beckham County. He was believed to have left either eastbound or westbound on I-40.

Anyone with information about Vance or with any other information on these shootings is asked to call the Highway Patrol at *55 or call 911.



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