Fugitive Michael Vance Killed By Officers After Shootout In Oklahoma
HAMMON, Okla. (CBS News) — A fugitive who had been on the run for eight days has died after a shootout with officers in western Oklahoma, police said.
Michael Vance, 38, was killed Sunday night while law enforcement agencies were investigating a possible sighting near Hammon.
Officers were called Sunday to a wooded area near Hammon in western Oklahoma after a person said they found the silver Mitsubishi Eclipse thought to be stolen by Michael Vance.
Hammon is in Custer and Roger Mills Counties.
“We are investigating a suspicious vehicle reported just North of Hammon earlier today,” Roger Mills County Sheriff Darren Atha wrote on his Facebook page.
“No one is in custody. Several law enforcement agencies are in the area searching for the vehicle. Please be safe and aware of your surroundings.”
Oklahoma Highway Patrol Spokesman Capt. Paul Timmons also confirmed via Twitter that law enforcement is in the area of Hammon due to a possible sighting of Vance.
“People in the area need to be alert and vigilant report any suspicious activity to law enforcement immediately,” Timmons tweeted at about 8:10 p.m.
Vance is accused of killing two relatives in Luther and shooting multiple people including two Wellston police officers in Lincoln County.
Vance has been on the run from law officers since Oct. 23, leading to a statewide manhunt.