BELTON, Texas — A Central Texas jury has found a 26-year-old man guilty of murder in the death of a police chief who was shot while working an off-duty security job at a bar.
The Bell County jury found Derrick Gamble guilty Wednesday of the November 2015 killing of Marlin police Chief Darrell Allen.
Authorities at the time said Allen was trying to detain Gamble at the bar in Temple when Allen was shot.
Allen had been chief in Marlin, a town of some 6,000 about 30 miles northeast of Temple, since 2009.
Prosecutors during Gamble’s trial this week had sought a capital murder conviction.
The jury began deliberating Thursday on Gamble’s sentencing.
The Temple Daily Telegram reports he faces a term of at least 15 years in prison.