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Deputy shot in face while arresting sex offender permanently blinded

Deputy C.J. Lehmann was shot last November while trying to arrest a sex offender. (CBS Austin)

Despite doctors' best efforts, a Fayette County Sheriff's Office deputy shot in the face will never see again.

Deputy C.J. Lehmann was shot last November while trying to arrest a sex offender.

He lost his left eye almost immediately after.

Thursday, the sheriff's office said a series of surgeries wasn't enough to save the right eye.

They're collecting donations to help the single father of three. Donations can be made on Facebook, or through PayPal at paypal.me/FCSMBS or in person or by mail at the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office C/O FCSMBS, at 1646 N Jefferson St. La Grange, TX 78945.

Shazizz Mateen is charged with four counts of aggravated assault on a public servant with a deadly weapon for the shooting.

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