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Police: Manhunt for Oklahoma suspect Michael Vance is over

  • FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office shows Michael Vance. Vance, the subject of a weeklong manhunt who was wanted in a string of violent crimes, including the killing of two relatives, the shooting of two Oklahoma police officers and multiple carjackings, has been killed in a shootout, federal and local police said on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016. (Lincoln County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)

    FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office shows Michael Vance. Vance, the subject of a weeklong manhunt who was wanted in a string of violent crimes, including the killing of two relatives, the shooting of two Oklahoma police officers and multiple carjackings, has been killed in a shootout, federal and local police said on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016. (Lincoln County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • Map locates Wellston, Luther, Sayre and Leedey, Okla.; 2c x 4 1/2 inches; 96.3 mm x 114 mm;

    Map locates Wellston, Luther, Sayre and Leedey, Okla.; 2c x 4 1/2 inches; 96.3 mm x 114 mm;  (The Associated Press)

A western Oklahoma county sheriff says the manhunt is over for Michael Dale Vance Jr., a suspect in a string of violent crimes.

Shane Booth, Ellis County Sheriff, posted on Facebook: "The manhunt is over," without saying the fate of Vance.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Capt. Paul Timmons told The Oklahoman newspaper that a deputy from Dewey County was shot about 10:15 p.m., but his injuries were not known.

Booth had posted earlier Sunday that authorities were searching for Vance after a report that he was spotted in western Oklahoma.

Vance was wanted on multiple charges, including two counts of first-degree murder. A massive manhunt for the 38-year-old Vance began Oct. 23 after, authorities say, he shot and wounded two police officers in a town 35 miles northeast of Oklahoma City.