Suspect captured following shooting that killed Oklahoma deputy
COYLE, Okla. (KOKH) - A Logan County sheriff's deputy was shot and killed while serving an eviction notice Tuesday.
Logan County Sheriff Damon Devereaux reports Deputy David Wade was serving an eviction notice at approximately 8:42 a.m. April 18 on Nathan Aaron Leforce, 45, near CR 66 and Midwest Boulevard when he was shot multiple times in the face and body. Leforce then allegedly stole Wade's vehicle and fled the scene.
Wade was airlifted to OU Medical Center following the shooting, where he later died.
The cruiser was later parked at Smitty's One Stop near Highway 33 and Henney Road, where Leforce allegedly stole a 2010 Mazda 3. The Mazda was later found abandoned near County Road 76 and Jaxton Road. Leforce was not found on scene.
The search for Leforce lasted until just before 2:30 p.m. when he was taken into custody in rural Logan County by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
The manhunt put nearby Langston University on lockdown as well as Mulhall and Coyle public schools. The Federal Bureau of Investigation was on scene providing assistance as well.
All flags on Oklahoma County property have been ordered at half-mast in honor of Wade.