Man killed in Texas called suspect in Colorado slaying

Spencer Ebel

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Spencer Ebel, who was killed in a North Texas gunfight on Thursday, is now being called a suspect in the murder of Colorado prison system director Tom Clements on Tuesday.

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on March 23, 2013 at 2:07 PM

DENVER (AP) — Investigators are saying for the first time that a man who was killed in a gunfight with Texas authorities is a suspect in the shooting death of Colorado's state prison system chief.

El Paso County sheriff's spokesman Lt. Jeff Kramer said Saturday that evidence gathered in Texas after the death of Evan Spencer Ebel provides a "strong, strong lead" in the slaying of Tom Clements, director of the Colorado Department of Corrections.

Kramer stressed that investigators have not yet confirmed a link between Ebel and Clements' death.

Clements was shot Tuesday night when he answered the door of his home in a rural area north of Colorado Springs.

Ebel, who was paroled from a Colorado prison in January, was fatally shot by authorities in Texas Thursday.

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