GRAPHIC: OHP release videos that show deadly shootout with Michael Vance

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WARNING: The videos below contain graphic and violent content. Viewer discretion is advised. That is why the new dashcam and OHP helicopter video are at the bottom of this post. 

BUTLER, Okla. – The Oklahoma Highway Patrol released videos in connection to the deadly shootout with double-homicide suspect, Michael Vance.

Vance had been on the run since he allegedly shot two Wellston officers, killed two family members and shot two others during separate carjackings on Oct. 23.

It all started last Sunday, two Wellston police officers responded to reports of a disturbance in Lincoln County.

Once they arrived on scene, Vance opened fire, striking the two officers.

Officer Shawn Stewart and Officer Jim Hampton were transported to a hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Officer Shawn Stewart and Officer Jim Hampton.
Officer Shawn Stewart and Officer Jim Hampton.

Vance was wounded during the shootout, but managed to get away in a police vehicle.

A short time later, he allegedly carjacked a man, then shot a woman and made another getaway.

That stolen vehicle was found at Vance’s relatives house.

That is also where police discovered that two of Vance’s relatives had been murdered.

Authorities say the Wilksons were shot to death by their relative, Michael Vance
Authorities say the Wilksons were shot to death by their relative, Michael Vance

Ronald and Kay Wilkson were found stabbed and shot.

Based on the stab wounds, authorities said the killer apparently tried to behead Ronald and dismember Kay.

Vance then allegedly stole the Wilksons’ Mitsubishi Eclipse.

Hours later, early Monday morning, he was seen in Sayre where he reportedly shot another person in the leg at a truck stop and took off again.

That was the last known sighting of Vance until the following Sunday afternoon.

A Hammon, Okla. resident spotted a what appeared to be a silver Mitsubishi Eclipse in the woods.

Picture of Mitsubishi Eclipse that was spotted in the woods near Hammon, Okla. Picture courtesy Cathy RomanNose
Picture of Mitsubishi Eclipse that was spotted in the woods near Hammon, Okla. Picture courtesy Cathy RomanNose

After snapping a picture of the vehicle, the resident called police.

Vance later fled the area, officials said.

A perimeter was immediately setup at all north entrances to Ellis County and Dewey County.

Around 9:30 p.m., Dewey County Sheriff Clay Sander spotted a flatbed truck dragging a chain behind it that was creating sparks in Leedey, Okla.

The sheriff pulled the vehicle over to warn the driver a fire could start due to the sparks.

The shooting suspect, Vance, was inside the truck.

Officials told KFOR crews that Vance reportedly stole the truck somewhere in Leedey.

After being pulled over, officials say Vance got out of the vehicle and shot Sander in the shoulder and arm.

The officer was transported to an Elk City hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Dewey County Sheriff Clay Sander
Dewey County Sheriff Clay Sander

Authorities say Vance managed to drive away and led Oklahoma Highway Patrol officers on a short pursuit.

Officials say Vance then engaged in a shootout with OHP troopers in Butler, Okla.

That is when he was shot and killed.

Michael Vance
Michael Vance

“I deeply appreciate the teamwork between our law enforcement partners,” OHP Chief Ricky Adams stated. “Together we were able to end a threat to public safety across Oklahoma.”

“I am grateful the Oklahoma Highway Patrol was able to work with our law enforcement partners and prevent Vance from harming anyone else,” DPS Commissioner Mike Thompson added. “Vance’s wanton disregard for human life was shocking and outrageous to Oklahomans across our state. ”

On Tuesday, OHP released videos of the deadly shootout.

One of the videos released shows helicopter footage from the high-speed chase and shootout.

Officials say the helicopter’s FLIR camera gives viewers a good sense of when Vance and troopers exchanged fire.

WARNING: Video is violent and graphic

A second video released shows an OHP trooper exchanging gunfire during the chase.

In both videos, you can see Vance exit the truck and use it as a shield.

You also see the suspect fall to the ground.

A total of five troopers were involved in the chase, officials said.

Three people have been arrested for assisting Vance during the manhunt.

Deputies have arrested Danny Roach, April Harden Roach and Reginald Moore for allegedly helping Vance with medical treatment and providing him with weapons.

Oklahoma County Sheriff John Whetsel said deputies are still investigating the case.

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