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.

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