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August 22, 2017

Suspect at large in Wellston officer shooting


The latest information first on an officer involved shooting in Wellston:

New picture of suspect Michael Vance …

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  • Search for most of the evening has been along Triple X and Covell and surrounding areas, near the power plant.
  • Authorities also pursuing other leads suspect could be headed toward OKC or Stillwater.
  • Suspect described as white, 5 feet 10 inches tall, 185 pounds
  • Suspect possibly has one or two hostages
  • Suspect armed with an AK-47
  • Multiple law enforcement agencies – including OSBI, county, OKC and others on scene along with SWAT Team and helicopter
  • Also word suspect could have acquired a dark colored Hyundai and could be headed to Stillwater
  • Unconfirmed word that suspect could have suffered a gunshot wound
  • Authorities telling residents to stay inside and off the road
  • Suspect ditched the white Lincoln Towncar with a blue top and headlight out that he was driving earlier.
  • Two Wellston officers suffered non-life threatening gunshot wounds
  • Another suspect in custody
  • Another victim was shot after the initial shooting of police officers when Vance allegedly carjacked the Lincoln
  • Portions of Highway 66 Sunday evening were closed.
  • Vance was recently in the Lincoln County Jail on charges of child sexual abuse

 

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Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is leading the investigating backed by Oklahoma County.
The suspect, Michael Vance, has a long criminal history, and currently faces a charge of “child sexual abuse after conviction of felonies.”

 

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