By Doug G. Ware, UPI
Oklahoma authorities said they captured a fugitive accused of fatally shooting a sheriff’s deputy on Tuesday morning.
The suspect, Nathan Aaron Leforce, 45, was captured and in custody Tuesday afternoon.
Authorities say Leforce fatally shot Logan County sheriff’s deputy David Wade and fled in a stolen vehicle, according to Oklahoma City Police and the FBI.
(A manhunt has ended for Nathan Aaron Leforce, suspected of shooting Logan County Sheriff’s Deputy David Wade, who later died. Courtesy of NewsOK and YouTube)
After the shooting, officials say, Leforce, 45, stole the deputy’s vehicle and fled.
(Logan County Sheriff’s released the body cam video of David Wade and his conversations with Nathan LeForce before LeForce pulls a gun. Edited for time. Courtesy of NewsOK and YouTube
The Oklahoma City Police Department shared their “deepest condolences” to Wade’s family on Twitter.
The manhunt for Leforce launched not long after Ohio authorities wrapped up a high-profile search for Steve W. Stephens, a man accused of killing a 74-year-old man on the street and posting a video of the homicide to Facebook.
(On April 18, 2017 Logan County Deputy David Wade was shot and killed by a suspect while serving an eviction notice in Logan County, Oklahoma. Courtesy of GuthrieNews and YouTube)
After more than a day of searching, Stephens was found dead in Pennsylvania of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Editor’s note: Our condolences to the LCSD. May Deputy Wade rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.