Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Suspect in Killings, Carjackings, Cop Shootings on the Run

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Suspect in Killings, Carjackings, Cop Shootings on the Run

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OKLAHOMA CITY * Authorities are hunting for a man suspected of killing his aunt and uncle, shooting two police officers, stealing a patrol car and carjacking other vehicles in a violent rampage in the Oklahoma City area, all while apparently taunting law enforcement via social media.

The officers were shot Sunday night as they responded to a report of shots fired in the town of Wellston, 35 miles northeast of Oklahoma City, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office. The officers' injuries weren't life-threatening, and both are expected to recover, said Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Jessica Brown.

The sheriff's office said one person was arrested after the shooting but that a second suspect, Michael Vance, 38, fled in a patrol car.

Vance is suspected of later shooting at a woman and stealing her vehicle at a mobile home park near Wellston, then driving 8 miles to the home of his aunt and uncle in Luther, and killing them, Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office spokesman Mark Opgrande said. …

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