Colorado sheriff looking into possible murder connection

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The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office in Colorado has received multiple reports indicating the suspect in today’s high-speed pursuit and shootout in Wise County might be connected with a murder that occurred in Colorado last night. At about 9 p.m. Tuesday, Tom Clements, 58, was shot and killed in front of his home in Monument, Colo. Clements was the director of Colorado’s Department of Corrections. After the murder, a witness reported seeing a dark-colored vehicle matching the description of the black Cadillac that crashed and burned in Decatur late this morning at the end of a high-speed pursuit that ended with the suspect being shot. The suspect, who has not yet been identified, was described as a white male in his 30s. The Cadillac had two different sets of Colorado plates on the vehicle. The suspect also shot and injured a Montague County deputy and fired at multiple law enforcement officers in Wise County before deputies shot and critically injured him after the wreck. The suspect was in critical condition and flown to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. The deputy from Montague county was listed in stable condition this afternoon.

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