Oklahoma deputy dies after shooting, suspect arrested

Cheryl Sanders
April 19, 2017

Oklahoma City police say the suspect stole a vehicle and took off.

Oklahoma authorities said they initiated a manhunt Tuesday for a fugitive who shot and injured a sheriff's deputy.

Oklahoma City police said the stolen vehicle was last seen driving south on Henney Road from Oklahoma State Highway 33 in Logan County.

Devereaux, who took office as Logan County's sheriff January 1, said it is common for one deputy to handle evictions, but also said "it takes once incidence to change the way we do business".

Nathan Aaron LeForce was being served an eviction notice at a Logan County residence when, for reasons unknown, he opened fire on Deputy David Wade, shooting him multiple times in the face and body.

The injured deputy's name was not immediately released, nor was his condition.

Police say he was coherent before being taken to the hospital.

Leforce is described as a white male wearing a black shirt with tattoos on his neck. Officials said he was shot multiple times. He was taken to OU Medical Center where he later died from his injuries, family members confirmed. All faculty, staff, and students on the Langston campus should stay inside their current location.

Authorities say LeForce drove the deputy's patrol auto to a convenience store near the town of Coyle about 25 miles away where he stole another vehicle, which has since been found near Guthrie, but LeForce remains at large. If you are on campus, go into the nearest available room and lock the door. Follow instructions from University officials or local authorities. "Please monitor your local news stations and continue to monitor your campus email and alerts for more information and updates".

LeForce has a record, including an assault and kidnapping charge that was dismissed a year ago.

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