Oklahoma deputy dies after shooting, suspect arrested

Authorities in Oklahoma said on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, that they are searching for Nathan Aaron Leforce, 45, after a sheriff's deputy was shot in Logan County.

The suspect was identified as 45-year-old Nathan Aaron Leforce, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said. He was taken to a hospital, where he died.

"He was loved. not just by our staff, but by the community", Sheriff Damon Devereaux said during a press conference.

Devereaux, who took office as Logan County's sheriff January 1, said it is common for one deputy to handle evictions, but also said "it takes once incidence to change the way we do business".

The deputy's name and condition have not been released, but Devereaux said he was coherent and appeared stable before being taken to a hospital.

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Authorities said Nathan Aaron LeForce, 45, shot Wade in Mulhall and then drove his patrol auto about 25 miles to a convenience store near the town of Coyle.

A friend of Wade's who responded an Oklahoman reporter via Facebook said she once worked with him at Guthrie Job Corps.

LeForce was found in a nearby outbuilding, where he surrendered to authorities, Vincent said.

The FBI's Oklahoma City office announced on Twitter at around 2 p.m. that Leforce had been taken into custody, citing the OHP, but further details on Leforce's capture were not immediately available.

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