Oklahoma deputy dies after shooting, suspect arrested

Apr 19, 2017, 01:37
Oklahoma deputy dies after shooting, suspect arrested

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says a sheriff's deputy shot while serving an eviction notice has died and that a suspect has been arrested.

Authorities say an Oklahoma deputy sheriff was shot and wounded by a suspect who then escaped in the deputy's patrol auto.

Leforce then allegedly stole the deputy's patrol auto, before driving it to a gas station and stealing another vehicle from a woman, the OHP said.

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

"So I ask that everybody come together and pray for everybody involved", Logan County Sheriff Damon Devereaux said.

Kera Philippi said she had heard earlier in the day that Wade was still alive, but she did not know his condition.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol, along with Sheriff's deputies and other law enforcement, were positioned near County Road 76 and Post Road believing they were close to finding LeForce in the area. Local schools were placed on lockdown while authorities searched for LeForce. The suspect was identified as 45-year-old Nathan Aaron Leforce, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said. Valencia said he's being taken to a hospital.

LeForce fled in the deputy's vehicle and officials told KOCO he allegedly carjacked two vehicles after that.