Oklahoma law enforcement are still on the hunt for a man accused of murdering two family members and shooting and injuring two police officers Sunday evening.
The suspect, Michael Vance, 38, filmed his own getaway while driving a stolen truck, tells his sister, “Thanks for believing in me,” and announces that he’s about to steal another vehicle.
“This is more intense than what I thought it was going to be, to say the least,” Vance, already a convicted felon with a lengthy criminal record, says in his Facebook Live video.
“This truck is about dead. I need it to get out of the road, which I hope it does because I’m about to steal another car, like right now. This sh*t gonna be intense.”
There is a pause in the video, then he is suddenly in a different vehicle.
He shows off his gun, promising “this is the real deal, this ain’t a joke, this ain’t a prank, I’m going f**king live.”
Vance also tells his sister: “I love you for supporting and believing in me. I know you didn’t know nothing about this or knew that this was coming. Thank you for trying to help.”
He tells viewers to “stay tuned to your local news” to see what happens next.
According to an Oklahoma County Sheriff Department’s announcement, Vance murdered his aunt and uncle, Ronald Wilkson, 55, and his wife, Valerie Wilkson, 54, at their residence in Luther, Oklahoma Sunday evening, then took off in their Mitsubishi Eclipse.
Koco News 5, reported that the murder scene was horrific. “Valerie Wilkson was stabbed multiple times, including defensive wounds and a large cut near her arm/shoulder area, according to court documents. Ronald Wilkson was found inside the home with a large cut to his neck. Investigators believe Vance tried to cut off Valerie Wilkson’s arm and Ronald Wilkson’s head, according to court documents. A large knife with blood on it was found in a kitchen sink.”
Vance shot two police officers near Wellston, Oklahoma (about 35 miles northeast of Oklahoma City), opening fire on them with an AK-47 after they arrived in response to a call about gunfire. One officer was shot in the foot, another in the leg. Police reportedly returned fire, hitting Vance twice in the torso, but that didn’t slow him down.
Instead, he stole the police vehicle and drove it to a mobile home park, where he carjacked a woman, shooting her in the process, although her injuries were reported as minor. He fled in her white Lincoln Town car.
Then, police reported he stole another vehicle, a silver 2008 Hyundai.
Vance has a long criminal history, first landing in jail when he was just 21 years old. He’s been in trouble for assault and battery, writing bogus checks, at least 10 speeding tickets, sentenced to drug treatment, failed to pay court fines, failed to pay child support, and had five victims file protective orders against him in 2014 and 2015. In the summer of 2016, a felony child sex abuse and rape charge was filed against him, but the judge let him out of jail on a $25,000 bond.
Told officers were shot by an AK-47. pic.twitter.com/OPvFCLdOPG
— Jordann Lucero (@JordannLucero) October 24, 2016
Officials also confirm, the two #Wellston officers shot are now home recovering but will be out of work for several months.
— Patty Santos (@KOCOPATTY) October 24, 2016
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