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Video shows events leading up to fatal shooting of Okla. deputy

The video shows Nathan Leforce raise a weapon as he approached Deputy David Wade

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The Oklahoman

LOGAN COUNTY, Okla. — The Logan County sheriff's office has released the body cam video of Deputy David Wade and his conversations with Nathan LeForce before Tuesday's shooting.

Wade, 40, was taken by helicopter to OU Medical Center. He went into cardiac arrest, but doctors were able to revive him long enough to get him into surgery. Wade died at 11:51 a.m. on the operating table.

At a news conference about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Devereaux said the Oklahoma Highway Patrol had taken Leforce, who has a long criminal history in Noble County, into custody.

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McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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