Okla. deputy fatally shot, suspect arrested after fleeing in police car
Deputy David Wade was serving an eviction notice when Nathan Aaron LeForce opened fire
Duty Death: David Wade - [Logan County, Oklahoma]
End of Service: 04/18/2017
By PoliceOne Staff
LOGAN COUNTY, Okla. — A suspect is in custody after fatally shooting a deputy Tuesday morning.
According to KOCO, Deputy David Wade, 40, was serving an eviction notice when Nathan Aaron LeForce, 45, opened fire. Officials told News9Okla.com that Wade was able to return fire, but didn’t clarify if LeForce was hit.
Wade was transported to a local hospital with three gunshot wounds, including one to the face. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
LeForce fled in the deputy’s vehicle and officials told KOCO he allegedly carjacked two vehicles after that. Local schools were placed on lockdown while authorities searched for LeForce. He was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon, FBI Oklahoma City confirmed in a tweet.
Sheriff Damon Devereaux told NewsOK.com that Wade was an Army veteran. He is survived by his wife and three children.
According to News9.com, LeForce has a criminal background. He pleaded guilty in 2001 to pointing a firearm and eluding police. In 2012, he pleaded guilty to unauthorized use of a vehicle and possession of a stolen vehicle. He was charged in 2015 with kidnapping, child endangerment and domestic abuse.
We offer our deepest condolences to the Logan Co Sheriff's Office & to the family of Deputy Wade. His sacrifice will not be forgotten. pic.twitter.com/ksepDnhWb2— Oklahoma City Police (@OKCPD) April 18, 2017