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Man killed in Texas called suspect in Colo slaying

March 24, 2013 • National News


Steve Johnson, assistant director of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, answers questions at a news conference to discuss the suspect who was killed in Decatur, TexasThursday, after injuring a Montague County Sheriff’s Deputy, Friday, March 22, 2013. Evan Spencer Ebel, 28, a former Colorado inmate and white supremacist died after a high-speed chase and shootout with Texas deputies. Now investigators are trying to piece together whether he killed the chief of Colorado prisons, Tom Clements, and a pizza delivery man, where he was headed when Texas police stopped him. (AP Photo/The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Rodger Mallison) MAGS OUT; (FORT WORTH WEEKLY, 360 WEST); INTERNET OUT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado investigators on Saturday said for the first time that a former prison inmate who was killed in a gunfight with Texas authorities is a suspect in the death of Colorado’s state prison system chief.

The evidence gathered in Texas after the death of Evan Spencer Ebel provided a “strong, strong lead” in the fatal shooting of Colorado Department of Corrections director Tom Clements, who was killed at his front door, El Paso County sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Jeff Login to read more

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