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Officer shot in head leaves hospital for rehab

LUBBOCK, TX (AP) - A Lubbock hospital has discharged a West Texas police officer who was shot in the head while responding to a call two weeks ago.

University Medical Center spokesman Eric Finley said Wednesday that 41-year-old Snyder police Cpl. Darrell Campbell was released earlier in the day. Finley said Campbell will spend time at a rehabilitation center.

Campbell had been in critical condition when he arrived at the hospital. He and Officer Lee Ortiz responded to a call of shots fired about 12:35 a.m. July 12 when a man with whom they were talking, Dewayne Birmingham, pulled out a handgun and shot Campbell in the head. Ortiz then fatally shot Birmingham.

Campbell was scheduled to be off work at 11 p.m. July 11 but stayed on duty to help answer calls.

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