The hunt is on for a 38-year-old Oklahoma man who has been on the run since Sunday, when he’s alleged to have killed two people before shooting and injuring three others, including two police officers, PEOPLE confirms.
Investigators are unsure of Michael Dale Vance’s exact whereabouts but believe he may be headed west in a silver Mitsubishi Eclipse, a spokesman for the Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office in Oklahoma tells PEOPLE.
Vance is considered armed — with an AK-47 — “and very dangerous,” and he apparently has an unspecified disease police fear he may try to spread while on the lam.
“He is still on the loose, and we’re not exactly sure where he is,” the spokesman tells PEOPLE, noting a second, unnamed suspect was apprehended overnight and remains in police custody on unspecified charges.
The police spokesman says Vance was last seen early Monday morning in Sayre, Oklahoma, where he allegedly shot and injured a woman during a carjacking. The woman, the spokesman says, is expected to recover.
Vance allegedly fired on two unidentified police officers the day before, as he was passing through Wellston, Oklahoma, on Sunday around 6:30 p.m., according to the spokesman. The officers were responding to reports of gunfire and were shot at as they arrived on the scene.
Those two officers sustained gunshot wounds that aren’t considered life-threatening, and Vance allegedly fled in a patrol car before later allegedly switching vehicles in Monday’s carjacking.
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Authorities believe Vance was also struck at least twice as he exchanged gunfire with the two officers.
At around 11 p.m. on Sunday, police were dispatched to Vance’s uncle’s residence, where they found two bodies. The identities of the two slain individuals have not been released, pending notifications of their relatives.
Vance was arrested three months ago and charged with child sexual abuse, according to the sheriff’s spokesman. Court records do not indicate whether Vance ever entered a plea or retained an attorney in that case.