Cops: Oklahoma Fugitive Isn't Done Killing

Michael Vance accused of shooting 2 cops, killing relatives
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 26, 2016 2:21 AM CDT
Cops: Violent Oklahoma Fugitive Has Hit List
This undated photo provided by the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office shows Michael Vance.   (Lincoln County Sheriff's Office)

The Oklahoma County sheriff says Michael Vance, a man wanted since Sunday in a string of violent crimes including two homicides, has a hit list targeting several more people that he blames for child sexual abuse allegations against him. Sheriff John Whetsel told the Oklahoman on Tuesday that authorities are "extremely concerned about those he may have indicated that he wishes harm to" and noted that the list was mostly people from outside of the county. Authorities say the 38-year-old Vance posted live videos to social media during a violent rampage on Sunday that included the shooting of two police officers, armed car thefts, and the killing of his aunt and uncle, the AP reports.

The search began Sunday night after two police officers were shot and wounded as they responded to shots fired in Wellston, about 35 miles northeast of Oklahoma City. The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office said one person was arrested, but Vance fled in a patrol vehicle. Vance is suspected of later shooting a woman and stealing her vehicle at a mobile home park near Wellston, then driving about eight miles to his relatives' mobile home in Luther and killing them. Vance also is suspected of shooting a man at a convenience store in an attempted carjacking early Monday in the western Oklahoma town of Sayre. "Our No. 1 goal right now is to make sure there are no more victims," says Whetsel. (More Oklahoma stories.)

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