Suspect captured following shooting that killed Logan County deputy
COYLE, Okla. (KOKH) —
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A Logan County Sheriff's deputy was shot and killed while serving an eviction notice Tuesday.
Logan County Sheriff Damon Devereaux reports Deputy David Wade was serving an eviction notice at approximately 8:42 a.m. April 18 on Nathan Aaron Leforce, 45, near CR 66 and Midwest Boulevard when he was shot multiple times in the face and body. Leforce then allegedly stole the Wade's vehicle and fled the scene.
Wade was airlifted to OU Medical Center following the shooting, where he later died.
The cruiser was later parked at Smitty's One Stop near Highway 33 and Henney Road, where Leforce allegedly stole a 2010 Mazda 3. The Mazda was later found abandoned near CR 76 and Jaxton Road. Leforce was not found on scene.
Oklahoma Highway Patrol Lt. John Vincent said Leforce was taken into custody just after 2 p.m. Tuesday in an outbuilding near a residence close to the intersection of CR 76 and Jaxton Road. Authorities used cell phone technology to track Leforce to the area. Vincent says Leforce gave himself up willingly to the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office. US Marshals, the Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office, Logan County Sheriff's Office, Edmond Police Department, Langston police and OHP assisted in the manhunt.
The search for Leforce put nearby Langston University on lock down as well as Mulhall and Coyle public schools. The Federal Bureau of Investigation was on-scene of the shooting providing assistance on the incident as well.