A week-long manhunt for Michael Vance ended with a ‘fierce gunbattle’

A double-murder suspect who was hunted for a week after shooting police officers and live-streaming his getaway on Facebook was killed after car chase and gunbattle on Sunday, officials said.

According to a spokesman for the U.S. Marshals Service, Dewey County Sheriff Clay Sander pulled over Michael Vance at around 9:30 p.m. (10:30 p.m. ET) near the Oklahoma town of Leedey — some 120 miles west of Oklahoma City.

The sheriff was injured in an ensuing “exchange of gunfire” and Vance got away, triggering a 20-to-25-minute car chase.

Vance was then killed after a “fierce gunbattle” with three Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers, OHP spokesman Paul Timmons said.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Chief Ricky Adams later tweeted: “The manhunt is over.”

Sander, the officer hit in the first exchange, did not sustain life-threatening injuries, according to United States Marshals spokesman David Turk.

Authorities believe Vance killed two people and injured two more after he fled a shootout with police near Wellston, Oklahoma, on Oct. 23.

Image: Michael Vance.

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