White Supremacist Eyed In Murder Of Colorado Corrections Chief
The perp’s vehicle.
A white supremacist prison gang member has been identified as a suspect in the killing of Colorado Department of Corrections chief Tom Clements, according to anonymous federal and state officials who spoke with The Denver Post.
Clements was shot and killed Tuesday evening while answering the front door of his home in Monument, Colo.
A Department of Corrections employee, also speaking to the Post on condition of anonymity, said officials are investigating the possibility that the killing was a “hit” ordered by the gang. A gang leader in prison, known as a “shot caller,” could order a member to kill someone, the source said.
“What’s not known is whether this was ordered or a crime of opportunity,” the employee told the newspaper.
The suspect in the case is reportedly Evan Spencer Ebel, 28, a parolee whose criminal record includes convictions on robbery, menacing, and weapons charges. In 2006, Ebel was charged with assaulting a correctional officer. Officials have apparently identified Ebel as a member of a white supremacist prison gang called the 211s.