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3/17/08

Suspect Critical Following Officer Involved Shooting

Van Simkins, of Lubbock, remains in critical condition Monday night, after he was shot by a Lubbock County Sheriff's deputy over the weekend.

Deputies responded to a domestic disturbance at a home near County Road 7220 and Avenue P, just before midnight Friday. The deputy allegedly used deadly force, when Simkin pointed a gun at him.

Simkin, 47, could be charged with attempted capital murder of a public servent.

The deputy has been placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure while until an investigation is complete.

3/15/08
Sheriff's Deputy Uses Deadly Force
A Lubbock Sheriff's Deputy says he had to shoot when a suspect pointed a gun at him overnight. At last report, the victim was in critical condition at UMC and the Texas Rangers are looking into this shooting.

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