LINCOLN COUNTY, Okla. — A man suspected of killing two people and shooting two Oklahoma police officers before leading police on a manhunt posted videos using Facebook Live Sunday, reports CBS affiliate KOTV.
Michael Vance is accused of shooting two Wellston, Oklahoma police officers Sunday evening. Both officers suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
Vance, who was shot at least twice, got into a patrol pickup and drove to a nearby mobile home park, where he carjacked a woman and shot her, police say. The woman refused treatment at the scene. Authorities said they found two bodies in a home near the Redbud Energy Facility in Luther. They later confirmed the two were Vance’s family members. They weren’t immediately identified.
Vance is considered a suspect in their murders, according to the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s office.
“This is more intense than I thought it was going to be, to say the least,” Vance said in one video, posted to his Facebook account Sunday.
Then later, after saying he loved his sister, but pledging to not answer her calls, he ended the broadcast by saying he was getting ready to steal another car.
“This truck is about dead. I needed it to get out of the road because I am about to steal another car like right now. This (expletive) is going to be intense,” Vance said.
Police said the suspect fired at the two Wellston officers about 6:30 p.m. Sunday, hitting one officer in the foot and the other in the leg.
Two people fled the scene in the Wellston area, which is about 35 miles northeast of Oklahoma City, but one person was quickly taken into custody.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol and The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation were helping with the search and case.
Residents were warned that Vance should be considered armed and extremely dangerous. Investigators think the suspect has an AK-47.