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Texas shootout may be tied to Colo. official’s killing

DECATUR, Texas — A paroled Colorado inmate who may be linked to the slaying of the state’s prison chief led Texas deputies on a 100-mile-per-hour car chase that ended Thursday after he crashed into a semi-trailer truck and then opened fire before being shot down by his pursuers.

Evan Spencer Ebel, 28, was driving a Cadillac in Texas that matched the description of the vehicle seen leaving the neighborhood where Colorado’s prison chief, Tom Clements, was shot. Authorities said Ebel was not expected to survive and was hooked up to equipment for organ harvesting.

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