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Snyder Police Officer Shot in the Head; Currently in Critical Condition at University Medical Center

An overnight shooting in the city of Snyder has left a police officer fighting for his life.

This morning at 12:25am, Snyder Police officers, Corporal Darrell Campbell and Lee Ortiz responded to call of shots fired in the 700 block of 26th Street.  When they arrived Campbell and Ortiz began questioning individuals on the scene.  An unidentified male then came up upon the officers and shot Corporal Darrel Campbell in the head.  Officer Ortiz immediately returned fire and killed the shooter.

Corporal Campbell was airlifted to UMC in Lubbock where he underwent surgery for a gunshot wound to the head.  He is now in UMC’s ICU in critical condition.

The 41 year-old Campbell has been with the Snyder Police Department since September of 2009.  The Texas Rangers and Snyder Police Department are currently investigating this case.

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