The DC snipers took so long to catch because the local LEO's spent far too long looking for unknown suspects driving a white panel van. I lived up there then and now...you can't throw a rock around here without hitting a white panel van. They were stopping them left and right....luckily they didn't shoot up a van driven by innocent people.
With this, they know exactly who their looking for. I think he'll be dead or in custody by the end of the weekend. I don't think this jackass is some sort of criminal mastermind or "First Blood" type of specialist who's going to be outwitting the police at every turn. He'll be dead by Monday.
"And remember, Abraham Lincoln didn't die in vain, he died in Washington D.C." - Firesign Theatre