Sheriff's deputy shot, killed while serving eviction notice in Oklahoma

Trevor Jackson
April 20, 2017

An Oklahoma sheriff's deputy died Tuesday after being shot while serving an eviction notice, authorities said, and a suspect was later arrested after a manhunt.

Officials told our affiliates KFOR that deputy was shot multiple times near I-35 and Mulhall Road in Logan County, Oklahoma. He died from his injuries.

Authorities said Nathan Aaron LeForce, 45, shot Wade just before 8:45 Mulhall when he was serving eviction papers.

Leforce is described as a white male wearing a black shirt with tattoos on his neck. They say he then stole the deputy's vehicle and drove to a convenience store where he stole another vehicle. "He carjacked a 4-door gray Mazda vehicle".

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Law officers formed a procession Tuesday afternoon and led Wade's body from the state medical examiner's office in Oklahoma City to the funeral home in Guthrie.

The Federal Bureau of Investigations had warned that LeForce should be considered armed and risky, and that residents in the area should stay inside and lock their doors. There he stole another vehicle, which has since been found near Guthrie.

The manhunt for Leforce launched not long after OH authorities wrapped up a high-profile search for Steve W. Stephens, a man accused of killing a 74-year-old man on the street and posting a video of the homicide to Facebook.

Langston University, Mulhall-Orlando schools and Coyle schools were placed on a lockdown.

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