A suspect who has been accused of shooting six people, including two police officers, escaped from authorities Sunday and live-streamed the getaway on Facebook.
Michael Vance, a 38-year-old from Oklahoma, has a contagious disease that the police believe he may attempt to spread. He is also reported to be brandishing an AK-47.
“We urge caution to anyone who comes in contact with this individual,” officials from the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s office told ABC News.
Two Wellston police officers responded to reports of shots being fired. When they arrived on scene, one was hit in the foot by gunfire and another was shot in both legs.
Law enforcement found two dead bodies that were later identified as Vance’s family members. Wounds on the two bodies show attempts to cut through one of the victim’s head, and another’s arm, reports ABC news.
“Jericho, you knew this sh*t would motherf**king happen. That I would get my guns, and I would come…and you’re just…you’re so lucky this went down this way. I was coming for you motherf**ker and that little boy you’re f**king too,” Vance appears to have said in the beginning of the first video. “This is more intense than I what I thought it was going to be, to say the least.”
Authorities claim that the first video is recorded from inside the police cruiser that Vance commandeered after shooting the two officers. At the end of the first live-stream, Vance notifies viewers that the truck he hijacked is about to die, so that he is going to take another vehicle. “This is sh*t’s going to be intense. Watch this people,” he says in an excited manner right before the first video cuts off.
Jonathan Chouinard and his pregnant wife said that Vance approached them wielding an AK-47 in the Bear Creek Mobile Home. Chouinard thought Vance was a police officer.
“We’re lucky and blessed. I mean God was on our side. There were angels or something because you seen I just seen that video and that gives me chills,” Chouinard told News 9 KWTV.
Vance, who is a suspect in the several deaths and injuries that occurred, is also believed to have been shot twice in the upper torso, according to CBS affiliate KOTV.
***WANTED IN DOUBLE HOMICIDE*** Armed and dangerous – more information forthcoming. pic.twitter.com/SmjGL8RZpv
— Oklahoma Co. Sheriff (@OkCountySheriff) October 24, 2016
Although he swapped cars multiple times, Vance is presumed to be driving the Mitsubishi from a woman he allegedly shot as he was stealing her car. Authorities do not know of his whereabouts.
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