MANHUNT FOR SUSPECTED COP KILLER CONTINUES IN MAINE

A Maine man killed a sheriff’s deputy in the small hours of Wednesday morning, stole the slain officer’s marked patrol car, robbed a convenience store, and vanished as dawn broke. He's still at large.

A manhunt throughout Wednesday night yielded no results, and continues on Thursday.

The force looking for Williams now numbers 175 to 200 police officers, including tactical units from neighboring states and federal agencies as well, according to police.

The suspect, John Williams, 29, of Madison, Maine, has texted a relative that he has a high-powered rifle and won’t be taken alive, according to police and local news reports.