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An Oklahoma sheriff's deputy was shot and killed while serving an eviction notice on Tuesday morning, leading law enforcement on an hours-long manhunt for the suspect before he was caught, authorities said.

Wade was flown to a nearby hospital for treatment, where he succumbed to his injuries, the sheriff said. Deputy David Wade was shot multiple times in the chest and face.

Wade's Facebook page shows a beaming Wade standing with his son and wearing a T-shirt that says "My son is a Marine". "You know, he gave his life serving his community and I don't think you can have a bigger honor than that", Devereaux said, choking back tears.

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

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.

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.

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

Devereaux said LeForce would now be interviewed to get his version of events.

Oklahoma City Police Department's helicopter assisted in the search, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation's office out of Oklahoma City provided assistance at the scene of the shooting.


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