Texas officer shot by sex offender while serving felony warrant in La Grange

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The deputy was shot in the face and has lost his sight in one eye

Austin doctors are working to save the eye of a Fayette County deputy who was critically injured in a shooting while trying to serve an arrest warrant.

Deputy Calvin "CJ" Lehmann was shot during his attempt to arrest an unregistered sex offender Thursday around 6 p.m. at a La Grange discount store.

The suspect cut another deputy with a buck-knife, ran to a motel and started shooting at them.

One of the bullets hit Lehmann in the face. He lost sight in one eye and doctors are trying to save the other.

After a three-hour standoff, the suspect surrendered.

La Grange is about 70 miles southeast of Austin.
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