HAMMON, Okla., Oct. 31 (UPI) — The Oklahoma fugitive police have been searching for during the last week amid fears he had a hit list of individuals he wanted infect with AIDS was killed by police Sunday night.
Michael Vance was shot and killed by police after a weeklong manhunt, after he allegedly shot two police officers last weekend. A police officer, whose condition is unknown, was also shot during a firefight with law enforcement when Vance was found.
Vance had been on the run since Oct. 23, when he shot two officers in Wellston, Okla., then shot a woman and stole her car. Authorities had asked residents to be on the lookout for Vance and the silver Mitsubishi Eclipse he had stolen.
Police received a tip that he could be near the western Oklahoma city of Hammon, and they eventually found the campground he apparently had abandoned.
The car was spotted a few hours later, and a shootout ensued with Vance, who shot Dewey County Sheriff Clay Sander in the arm before police shot Vance dead.