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Colorado Parolee Killed in Texas Chase Likely Guilty of Slaying Prisons Chief

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A Colorado man who led Texas Police on a high speed chase may be the person who gunned down Colorado’s prisons chief.

28-year-old Evan Spencer Ebel was convicted of several crimes dating back to 2003 including assaulting a prison guard in 2008.

Ebel was sentenced to a halfway house for robbery in 2003 before being sentenced to prison terms for two additional robberies while there.

Ebel was on parole when he was spotted by Texas police driving a car that was seen leaving the home of Colorado prisons chief Tom Clements the night Clements was gunned down.

He led Police on a car chase that exceeded 100 mph after shooting at officers when they tried to pull him over.

Ebel was hit by return fire at the end of the chase and is said to be essentially dead, but hooked up to life support for organ harvesting.

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper said Thursday that officials are not sure if Ebel is guilty of slaying Tom Celements, but that does appear to be the case and that “I hope it is.”

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