Published: Wed, April 19, 2017
USA | By Angel Wallace

Logan County sheriff's deputy shot near Oklahoma City; police searching for suspect

Logan County sheriff's deputy shot near Oklahoma City; police searching for suspect

Authorities say an Oklahoma deputy was shot following an altercation on Tuesday morning (April 18) and a manhunt is now underway for the suspect.

Wade was flown to a nearby hospital for treatment, where he succumbed to his injuries, the sheriff said.

Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. John Vincent said Tuesday that Logan County Sheriff's David Wade died after being taken to a hospital for his wounds.

Sheriff Devereaux says that the deputy was shot multiple times, but was coherent and able to give investigators information regarding the shooting.

The Oklahoma City Police Department said on Twitter that they offered their "deepest condolences" to Wade's family. "I don't think you could have a bigger honor than that".

The vehicle was later found and the suspect eventually taken into custody.

While serving that eviction notice, officials say the deputy was shot multiple times in the body and face by Nathan LeForce. Wade was married with three children and had worked for the sheriff's office about three years.

Devereaux said LeForce would now be interviewed to get his version of events.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is aiding in the search and Oklahoma City police have lent an air unit to the manhunt.

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