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December 08, 2013
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Texas officer shot in head during pursuit

Officer Robert Deckard, who has been with the department for seven years, is being treated at San Antonio Military Medical Center

By Drew Joseph
San Antonio Express News

SAN ANTONIO — A San Antonio police officer is in the intensive care unit after he was shot in the head during a police chase early Sunday morning.

Police Chief William McManus said Sunday afternoon that doctors were not optimistic that the officer, Robert Deckard, 31, would survive. The bullet was lodged in Deckard's brain, officials said.

“The prognosis has not gotten any better,” McManus said.

Two suspects are in custody.

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