Texas Police Chief Shot in the Head, is Hospitalized With a “Life-Threatening” Wound

Texas Police Chief Shot in the Head, is Hospitalized With a “Life-Threatening” Wound

Violence against police has claimed another victim, this time in Texas. Police Chief Darrell Allan was shot in the head by a thug he was trying to arrest, and is now fighting for his life in the hospital.

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Marlin, Texas Police Chief Darrell Allan, 43, was shot in the head early Sunday morning while working off-duty but in uniform as security at a neighboring Temple nightclub as he and another Marlin officer attempted to detain a patron.

The patron, Derrick Gamble, 24, allegedly pulled a handgun and shot Chief Allan in the head, according to the Temple Daily Telegram.

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“Allan, 43, suffered a life-threatening head wound after a man shot him about 1:22 a.m. during an altercation at the Laid Back Lounge II, 301 E. Ave. B.

“The chief was in critical but stable condition Sunday at Baylor Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, police said. He was scheduled to have surgery, but the treatment plan changed.

“Derrick Wayne Gamble, 24, was arrested by Temple Police and charged with aggravated assault against a peace officer, a first-degree felony. Gamble was in the Bell County Jail Sunday awaiting arraignment.

“Allan, who was working with another off-duty Marlin officer at the bar, was trying to detain Gamble prior to the shooting.

“Gamble “pulled a gun from his jacket and shot the chief,” Temple Police Sgt. Allen Teston, a department spokesman, said.”

Will the Black Lives Matter people speak up for this man, who is not only a police officer, but is also a black man? You probably shouldn’t hold your breath waiting for the answer.

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