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.
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.