Fugitive Who Documented Run From Authorities on Facebook Is Killed by Cops After Weeklong Manhunt
The suspected Oklahoma killer who documented his run from the cops on Facebook was killed in a shootout with police on Sunday after a massive, weeklong manhunt.
Michael Vance was suspected of killing two relatives, shooting three police officers and carrying out multiple carjackings before cops say he posted two Facebook Live videos in which he appeared to threaten his enemies and apologize to his loved ones.
Vance's Facebook account went silent following the videos but he continued to make national headlines while evading police for days.
According to the U.S. Marshals Service, Vance shot and wounded a police officer — allegedly his third after cops say he shot two others just prior to becoming a fugitive October 23 — from Dewey County, Oklahoma, on Sunday.
Police pursued Vance for a half hour before he was approached by an Oklahoma State Trooper near the town of Leedey.
The 38-year-old was killed in an exchange of gunfire.
Prior to going on the run, cops say Vance shot a woman and stole her car before driving to an Oklahoma home and murdering two of his relatives.
Authorities would later announce Vance had a "hit list" of people on whom he sought vengeance. His victims were reportedly found with their throats slit.
Oklahoma officials were joined by the U.S. Marshals Service during the weeklong search, during which Oklahoma County Sheriff John Whetsel told the AP that authorities were at a loss as to where Vance might be and that he "could be anywhere from California to Mexico to Florida."
Instead, Vance was taken down just 45 miles north of where he'd last been seen a week earlier.