Suspect's Gun in Montague Co. Deputy Shooting Matches Weapon Used in Colorado Killing

Published 03/25 2013 03:33PM

Updated 03/25 2013 03:36PM

Colorado authorities said Monday that the same gun a white supremacist fired in a gunbattle with Texas police last week was also used in the shooting death of Colorado's prisons director.
Texas police killed Evan Spencer Ebel, 28, after a high-speed chase Thursday through Decatur, Texas.

He is also considered a suspect in the death of Tom Clements, executive director of the Colorado Department of Corrections, who was shot at his home near Denver last Tuesday, Colorado authorities say. He is believed to have shot and killed a pizza delivery man and used his uniform to get to Clements' front door without raising suspicion.

Monday's ballistics report "goes well beyond" Texas officials' determination last week that shell casings at the scene of the shootout were from the same type of ammunition, the Colorado Springs Metro Crime lab said in a statement.

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