Logan County sheriff's deputy shot near Oklahoma City; police searching for suspect

Oklahoma police are on the hunt for a man who took a shot at a law enforcement officer

Authorities say 45-year-old Nathan Aaron LeForce shot Wade in Mulhall and then drove his patrol auto about 25 miles to a convenience store near the town of Coyle. A manhunt involving the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and Logan County Sheriff's Office ensued, with LeForce's capture occurring just before 2:30 p.m.

Logan County Sheriff Damon Devereaux told KFOR that the deputy was coherent and able to give investigators information regarding the shooting.

Authorities in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, are searching for the gunman who shot a Logan County sheriff's deputy, Oklahoma City police said.

The stolen vehicle was later found abandoned and investigators believe Leforce may have fled on foot.

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Authorities are looking for the man who shot and killed a deputy in Oklahoma Tuesday.

"He stole the deputy's patrol auto - ended up leaving it behind Smitty's Gas Station which is on Highway 33 west of Langston", Philippi said.

Police say a "person of interest" has been identified in the death of a newborn whose body was found in a trash bin in north-central Oklahoma. Local schools were placed on lockdown while authorities searched for LeForce.

The injured deputy's name was not immediately released, nor was his condition.

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