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Police Arrest 2nd Man Tied to Prisons Chief Murder

Thomas Guolee thought to be in contact with Evan Ebel before killing

(Newser) - The second white supremacist wanted as part of the investigation into the killing of Colorado prisons chief Tom Clements was captured yesterday, reports the AP . Thomas Guolee was one of two members of the 211 Crew whose name bubbled up in connection with Clements' death; he was arrested in Colorado... More »

Man Arrested in Colo. Prisons Chief Killing

James Lohr was in contact with suspected shooter Ebel

(Newser) - Police have caught up with one of the two men they were hunting as part of the investigation into the killing of Colorado prisons chief Tom Clements . James Lohr was arrested in Colorado Springs earlier today, after a short foot chase that started when police tried to stop a car,... More »

FBI Hunts Texas DA's Killers as Probe Widens

Houston prosecutor goes under 24-hour protection

(Newser) - Following a Texas district attorney's shocking assassination , dozens of FBI agents today joined the investigation while armed guards stood outside the Kaufman County Courthouse, CNN reports. Fears that a white supremacist gang is targeting law enforcement officials spread even to Houston, where the chief prosecutor has gone under 24-hour... More »

Slain Texas DA Carried Gun, Even When Dog-Walking

Mike McLelland had linked recent murder to white supremacists

(Newser) - The north Texas district attorney found murdered with his wife yesterday had been carrying a gun to guard against possible assassins, the AP reports. Wary after one of his assistant prosecutors was killed, Mike McLelland kept the weapon on him at all times, even when walking his dog (he figured... More »

Texas DA Killed in Office's 2nd Murder in 2 Months

Mike McLelland and wife found gunned down in their home

(Newser) - A Texas district attorney and his wife have been gunned down in a flurry of bullets inside their own home, becoming the second member of his office killed in two months, reports the Dallas Morning News . Sources said the door of Kaufman County DA Mike McLelland was kicked in, in... More »

Gun That Killed Prisons Chief Traced to Woman

Stevie Marie Vigil, 22, arrested in Colorado

(Newser) - Colorado Bureau of Investigation agents yesterday arrested a woman accused of illegally transferring the gun authorities say was used to kill Colorado's prisons chief. Investigators believe Stevie Marie Vigil, 22, of Commerce City, legally bought the firearm from a licensed dealer in the Denver suburb of Englewood and transferred... More »

Gun in Texas Shootout, Colorado Slaying a Match

Evan Ebel had the weapon used to kill prison chief Tom Clements

(Newser) - Nearly a week after Tom Clements, chief of Colorado's prisons, was fatally shot at his front door , investigators have matched the gun in his slaying to one used by prime suspect Evan Ebel in a shootout with Texas authorities. It's a small part of the puzzle as investigators... More »

Colo. Gov: I Was Caught in 'Nightmare' of Shooting

Good friend Tom Clements was allegedly killed by son of another friend

(Newser) - Still reeling from the shooting death of corrections chief Tom Clements , Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed some of the nation's toughest gun laws into effect on Wednesday. Then it turned out that the suspect in Clements' murder was Evan Spencer Ebel, the troubled son of a good friend of... More »

Colorado Suspect Dead

Evan Ebel dies after car chase, shootout

(Newser) - The former Colorado inmate being investigated in the death of the state prisons chief and a pizza deliveryman was pronounced dead today, following his 100-mph car chase and shootout with police in Texas yesterday. His identity still must be officially confirmed by fingerprint analysis, but investigators believe he is Evan... More »

Colorado Suspect Was in White Supremacist Gang

Evan Ebel spent years in solitary confinement

(Newser) - The suspect in the shooting of Colorado corrections chief Tom Clements was a paroled member of a white supremacist prison gang, the Denver Post reports. "What's not known is whether this was ordered or a crime of opportunity," says a corrections official. Evan Ebel, a paroled member... More »

Break in Colorado Case? Driver Shot After Chase

Police aren't confirming whether it's tied to shooting of Clements

(Newser) - Colorado authorities are trying to figure out whether a man who led Texas police on a high-speed chase and shootout is the man who shot prisons chief Tom Clements , reports the Denver Post . The unidentified man is on life support and declared brain dead after being shot by police when... More »

Clue in Colorado DOC Chief Murder: 'Boxy' Car

Police still have no suspects, motive

(Newser) - Colorado is reeling in the fatal shooting of corrections head Tom Clements, and police are scrambling to come up with either suspect or motive. Fearing additional attacks, the state is ramping up security measures for Gov. John Hickenlooper, lawmakers, and other officials, the Denver Post reports. Police aren't sure... More »

Colorado Gov. Signs Major Gun Control Bill

Hickenlooper ushers in bill without fanfare

(Newser) - It's official: Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper today quietly signed the state's landmark gun control legislation into law, a spokesperson tells NBC News . The new law—which has predictably generated some controversy —limits the size of magazines and expands background checks, among other reforms. Hickenlooper earlier today had... More »

Colo. Corrections Chief Shot Dead as He Answered Door

Murder comes on eve on new gun regulations

(Newser) - Tom Clements, the executive director of Colorado’s department of corrections, was shot dead last night—but the who and why remain a mystery. Clements was shot fatally in the chest as he answered the door of his home in Monument, Colo., reports NBC , but nobody else in the house... More »

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