Friday 20 October 2017

Double killing suspect sought after two police shot and wounded

Vance is also suspected in an earlier double killing
Vance is also suspected in an earlier double killing

US police are searching for a man suspected of carrying out a double slaying before shooting and injuring two police officers near Oklahoma City.

The officers were shot on Sunday night as they responded to a report of shots fired in the town of Wellston, 35 miles north-east of the city, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.

The officers' injuries are not life-threatening, and both are expected to be recovering at home soon.

The sheriff's office said one person was arrested after the shooting but that a second suspect, 38-year-old Michael Vance, stole a patrol car and remains missing.

Oklahoma County sheriff's office said Vance is a suspect after two people were found dead at a home in Luther, about eight miles from Wellston.

Vance reportedly posted two videos on Sunday night on Facebook Live documenting his run from police.

In one video, a man wearing a baseball cap says he is about to steal another vehicle and that it's "gonna be intense".

In another, the same man says: "Letting y'all know, look, this is real" before panning across the vehicle to show a long gun on the passenger seat.

He said: "If you want to know what's up next, stay tuned to your local news."

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

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