Texas shootout might be tied to Colorado slaying
Thu, 21 Mar 2013 22:36:29 GMT —
A man who could be linked to the slaying of Colorado's state prison chief is likely to die after being shot by Texas authorities after a harrowing car chase.
Wise County Sheriff David Walker says the man is still unidentified, and says the suspect is "basically legally dead," although he remains hooked to equipment for organ harvesting.
He was stopped while driving a black Cadillac with Colorado plates that matched the description of a vehicle spotted outside the house of Tom Clements shortly before he was fatally shot Tuesday.
The driver opened fire on the deputy who pulled him over. He then led authorities on a 100-mph chase that ended when he crashed into a semi, left his car and shot at his pursuers, who returned fire. The suspect was shot and taken to the hospital. No one else was injured.
Walker says Colorado investigators are heading to Texas to determine whether he is connected to Clements' killing.