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OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma- Officials say Logan County Deputy David Wade has died after being shot multiple times while serving an eviction notice. Wade was 40 years old and leaves a wife and three children, one serving in the military
Aaron LeForce, 45, the suspect in the fatal shooting has been taken into custody.
News9 reports Wade was serving an eviction notice to LeForce about 9:15 a.m. in Mulhall about one mile west of Interstate 35 in Logan County, north of Guthrie, authorities said. LeForce then shot Wade who was standing in the front yard of the home, Devereaux said. Wade was able to return fire, but Devereaux didn’t say whether LeForce was hit. Officials said Wade was wearing a body cam at the time of the shooting.
LeForce then stole the deputy’s vehicle and drove to Smitty’s convenience store in Coyle. There LeForce hijacked another car from a female driver who is believed to be OK.
Langston University, Mulhall School District, and Coyle School District were all on lockdown while the search was underway.
Langston University officials released the following statement regarding the lockdown.
LeForce has a criminal history including multiple misdemeanors. In 2001 Leforce pleaded guilty to pointing a firearm, and eluding police in 2012 he pleaded guilty to unauthorized use of a vehicle and possession of a stolen vehicle. In 2015 he was charged with kidnapping, child endangerment, and domestic abuse.
Oklahoma County Commissioner Brian Maughan, chairman of the Board of County Commissioners, issued the following statement Tuesday:
“I have ordered flags on county property lowered to half-staff in memory of Logan County Deputy Sheriff David Wade, who gave his life today in the line of duty. On behalf of the entire Oklahoma County family, I extend our thoughts and prayers to our Logan County neighbors. This is the second time in recent weeks that a law enforcement officer from central Oklahoma has been killed on duty. We are once again reminded of the sacrifices made each day by the men and women who dedicate their lives to protecting us.”
FBI Oklahoma City offers condolences to the Logan County Sheriff’s Office family upon the loss of Deputy David Wade. pic.twitter.com/KUWp3RZ2MA
— FBI Oklahoma City (@FBIOklahomaCity) April 18, 2017