A Texas police chief is in critical condition after being shot in the head while working security at a nightclub early Sunday.
Marlin Police Chief Darrell Allen was in uniform but off-duty while working at Laid Back Lounge II in Temple, across the street from the police station. Allen was shot after getting into an alteration with a suspect he was trying to detain, NBC News reported.
The suspect, 24-year-old Derrick Wayne Gamble, was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Gamble is being held at Bell County Jail on $750,000 bond.
It was not immediately clear why Gamble and Allen got into the altercation.
Allen has been a law enforcement officer since 1994 and has served as police chief in Marlin since 2009.
The Thrall Police Department, a town located about 70 miles away from Marlin, posted a message to its Facebook page asking others to keep Allen in their prayers.
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