Authorities in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, are searching for the gunman who shot a Logan County sheriff's deputy, Oklahoma City police said.
Logan County Sheriff Damon Devereaux told reporters the deputy was shot several times, including in the face, while serving an eviction notice Tuesday morning near Mulhall, about 50 miles north of Oklahoma City.
Authorities in Logan County believe the suspect is 45-year-old Nathan Aaron LeForce.
When back up officers arrived on the scene, Sheriff Devereaux says that the deputy was coherent and was able to give investigators information on the alleged shooter.
Wade was flown to a nearby hospital for treatment, where he succumbed to his injuries, the sheriff said.
LeForce reportedly drove the deputy's auto to a gas station near Coyle.
Law enforcement agencies across the state are mourning following the loss of one of their own on Tuesday.
The suspect allegedly stole a auto and fled after the shooting, police said. "He carjacked a 4-door gray Mazda auto".
The Federal Bureau of Investigations had warned that LeForce should be considered armed and risky, and that residents in the area should stay inside and lock their doors.