Deputy shot, killed in Logan County
Authorities in Oklahoma are searching for a man after he shot a Logan County sheriff's deputy on Tuesday morning, stole a auto and fled from police.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a sheriff's deputy shot while serving an eviction notice has died and that a suspect has been arrested. Wade was taken to OU Medical's trauma center by helicopter, but later died of his injuries. Authorities say LeForce drove the deputy's patrol auto to a convenience store near the town of Coyle, about 25 miles from the scene of the shooting.
The sheriff said authorities are searching for 45-year-old Nathan Aaron LeForce, the suspect. Officials said he was shot multiple times.
Authorities believe LeForce is now on foot in a wooded area near County Rd.
"He was loved. not just by our staff, but by the community", Sheriff Damon Devereaux said during a press conference.
Devereaux says that he spoke with Deputy Wade at the scene of the shooting, and he seemed to be stable.
LeForce fled in the deputy's vehicle and officials told KOCO he allegedly carjacked two vehicles after that.
Officials tell NewsChannel 4 that a deputy with the Logan County Sheriff's Office was shot multiple times near I-35 and Mulhall Road.
Langston University is on lockdown while the search is underway for the suspect, Nathan Aaron LeForce.
"This is the second time in recent weeks that a law enforcement officer from central Oklahoma has been killed on duty", Maughan said.
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