Man Accused Of Fatally Shooting Oklahoma Deputy Taken Into Custody
LOGAN COUNTY, Okla. — Authorities say a man who is accused of fatally shooting an Oklahoma deputy following an altercation on Tuesday morning (April 18) has been captured following a manhunt.
Officials told our affiliates KFOR that deputy was shot multiple times near I-35 and Mulhall Road in Logan County, Oklahoma. The deputy was serving an eviction notice at a home along Mulhall Rd., near I-35.
The deputy, identified as David Wade, died from his injuries on Tuesday afternoon, KFOR confirmed.
Officials said Deputy Wade was shot multiple times in the body and face by Nathan LeForce.
A manhunt was underway for LeForce, who allegedly stole a vehicle and fled the scene in a gray 2010 Mazda with Oklahoma license plate AEN-616.
The vehicle was spotted later Tuesday morning, but the suspect switched vehicles. Nearby schools were placed on lockdown as a precautionary measure.
LeForce was captured by deputies around 2 p.m. on Tuesday.
Logan County Sheriff Damon Devereaux told KFOR that the Wade was coherent and able to give investigators information regarding the shooting before his passing. He appeared to be stable, and he was flown to a nearby hospital for treatment. However, he passed away later Tuesday afternoon.
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