Valencia said after the suspect shot the deputy and took the patrol auto he drove to a convenience store near the town of Coyle about 25 miles away where he abandoned the police auto and stole another vehicle and drove away.
An Oklahoma sheriff's deputy died Tuesday after being shot while serving an eviction notice, authorities said, and a suspect was later arrested after a manhunt.
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. Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers also said they are assisting on a report of a deputy shot.
The suspect, identified as Nathan Aaron Leforce, was last seen Tuesday morning when the deputy went to his home to serve an eviction order in Logan County in central Oklahoma. Officials said he was shot multiple times. He was flown to OU Medical Center where he later died.
Langston, Mulhall and Coyle Schools were placed on lockdown as a precaution. He then carjacked a vehicle from a woman, which has since been found near Guthrie.
"I have ordered flags on county property lowered to half-staff in memory of Logan County Deputy David Wade, who gave his life today in the line of duty". According to the police, the suspect is possibly armed and unsafe. If you are not on campus, please delay your arrival. Do not allow building access to anyone without a valid University ID. "Please monitor your local news stations and continue to monitor your campus email and alerts for more information and updates". On behalf of the entire Oklahoma County family, I extend our thoughts and prayers to our Logan County neighbors.
LeForce has a record, including an assault and kidnapping charge that was dismissed a year ago.