Tuesday 6 December 2016

Double killing suspect sought after two police shot and wounded

Published 24/10/2016 | 16:06

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.

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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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