Monday, October 24, 2016
Manhunt underway for Oklahoma double-murder suspect Michael Dale Vance Jr., 38, who shot 2 cops
A manhunt was underway Monday for Michael Dale Vance Jr., 38, who police said opened fire on officers responding to a shots-fired call in Lincoln County, just east of Oklahoma City, according to NBC News.
When officers arrived at the scene about 6:30 p.m. Sunday, the suspect "came out with an AK-47 and just opened fire on everybody," Lincoln County Sheriff Charles Dougherty told reporters at a news conference.
Two Wellston police officers were shot and suffered non-life threatening injuries, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.
Vance, who was also shot, fled the scene in a patrol vehicle with another suspect, then shot a woman at a nearby mobile home park and stole her car, police told CBS affiliate KWTV-News9.
Hours later, police discovered two dead bodies in Oklahoma County; sheriff's officials later determined that the victims were Vance's family members, according to News9.
One person is in custody, police said.
But Vance, who is considered armed and dangerous -- possibly with an AK-47 -- is still at-large, police said.