Man Sentenced to 95 Years in Death of Off-Duty Texas Police Chief

Jurors have ordered 95 years in prison for a man convicted in the 2015 fatal shooting of a Central Texas police chief who was off duty and working security at a bar.

Derrick Wayne Gamble was sentenced Thursday in Belton. A Bell County jury a day earlier convicted the 26-year-old Gamble of murder in the death of Marlin police Chief Darrell Allen.

Investigators have said Allen in November 2015 was trying to detain Gamble, at a bar in Temple, when the police chief was shot. Allen was transported to a hospital and died more than a week later.

Marlin is about 30 miles northeast of Temple.

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