Oklahoma fugitive Michael Vance killed in shootout with police

October 31st, 2016 by Staff

(CNN)Michael Dale Vance, Jr., the Oklahoma fugitive who authorities said shot two officers and killed two relatives a week ago, died in a shootout Sunday night, according to FBI Special Agent Terry Weber.

Vance was killed in Dewey County, U.S. Marshals Service spokesman Dave Turk told CNN. Turk said an officer from the Dewey County Sheriff’s Office was injured in the shootout.

Oklahoma authorities killed fugitive Michael Dale Vance Jr. in a shootout in Dewey County.
Earlier in the day, Ellis County Sheriff Shane Booth said Vance, 38, of Chandler, Oklahoma, had likely been spotted but fled his hiding spot and camp site just north of Hammon. A perimeter was immediately setup at all north entrances to Ellis County and Dewey County. Vance fled in his car but was believed to have been contained within the perimeter, according to Booth.

Around 9:30 p.m. local time, the Dewey County sheriff’s deputy pulled over the vehicle Vance was traveling in, Turk said. Gunfire was exchanged and the deputy was struck in the shoulder and elbow, Turk said.

Vance escaped and authorities pursued him. About 45 minutes later, a trooper from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol encountered Vance and a second shootout took place, leaving Vance dead.

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