Suspect in custody after sheriff's deputy shot dead in Oklahoma
- Author: Larry Hoffman Apr 18, 2017,
Apr 18, 2017, 23:57
A Logan County Sheriff's deputy serving an eviction notice at 9:22 a.m. Tuesday was shot at least twice near Mulhall Road, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.
Officials said Wade was wearing a body cam at the time of the shooting. He was flown to OU Medical Center where he later died.
The deputy was shot at least three times, once in the face, authorities said.
As officers were responding to the scene, authorities say Nathan LeForce stole Wade's patrol auto and fled the scene. Local schools were placed on lockdown while authorities searched for LeForce. "In the altercation at the scene, he was able to get some rounds off, so I mean, he stayed in the fight even being shot up until the suspect fled, so he went down as a warrior in my book", Devereaux said. According to the police, the suspect is possibly armed and unsafe.
A massive manhunt has organized to locate LeForce after the vehicle stolen from the convenience store was located near Jaxton Road and County Road 77. Langston University released a notification to students and staff. Do not allow building access to anyone without a valid University ID.
An Oklahoma deputy sheriff who was shot by a suspect who then escaped in the deputy's patrol auto has died of his injuries, sources tell CBS affiliate KWTV. Police are investigating the incident.
Devereaux said law enforcement officers know about the risks involved in their profession. "We are once again reminded of the sacrifices made each day by the men and women who dedicate their lives to protecting us".