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Oklahoma sheriff's deputy dies after shooting

19 April 2017
Oklahoma sheriff's deputy dies after shooting

Officials say an Oklahoma deputy who was shot multiple times while serving an eviction notice has died from his injuries.

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".

"So I ask that everybody come together and pray for everybody involved", Logan County Sheriff Damon Devereaux said. He was taken to a hospital, where he died. The sheriff said Wade was "a warrior".

He says Wade was coherent enough after the shooting to give investigators information about the gunman.

Devereaux said Wade had served in the U.S. Army and described him as personable and amusing.

Leforce then allegedly stole the deputy's patrol auto, before driving it to a gas station and stealing another vehicle from a woman, the OHP said.

Vincent said LeForce was found in a nearby outbuilding, where he surrendered to authorities. Wade was married with three children and had worked for the sheriff's office about three years.

The condition of the sheriff's deputy was not immediately clear.

He was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon, FBI Oklahoma City confirmed in a tweet.