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Shooting suspect possibly identified
Posted By Brandon Evans On March 21, 2013 @ 9:02 pm In Breaking News,Update | 1 Comment
The shooting suspect involved in a high-speed chase and firefight that ended in Decatur this morning has possibly been identified. An unnamed federal source informed The Denver Post that the suspect is Evan Spencer Ebel, 28, a former Colorado parolee and alleged member of a white supremacists prison gang. However, Decatur Police Chief Rex Hoskins advised they are still awaiting positive identification on the suspect. “As of now, no one here has been contacted about his identity,” Hoskins said. “We are still waiting for the FBI to verify the identity of the suspect using fingerprints.” The suspect crashed into an 18-wheeler at the intersection of U.S. 380 and Business 380 West in Decatur at the end of an almost 40-mile chase that began with the suspect shooting a Montague County deputy three times near Bowie at 11 a.m. today. The suspect’s Cadillac burst into flames from the impact with the rock hauler. The suspect rolled out of his car and opened fire on deputies and police. They returned fire and put the suspect down. He was flown to John Peter Smith Hospital with critical injuries after being shot in the head and is being kept alive with life support. The suspect also fired at a Wise County Sheriff’s Office patrol lieutenant and Hoskins during the chase.
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