Deputy James Boyd
Five days before Evan Ebel is suspected of killing Colorado’s prisons chief, and days before he allegedly shot a North Texas sheriff’s deputy, the 28-year-old’s electronic monitoring bracelet stopped working.
Investigators found bomb-making materials and bloody clothes in the car of a man suspected in the shooting of a North Texas sheriff’s deputy and murder of the Colorado prisons chief.
Officials say “unique and often microscopic markings” found on shell casings in North Texas and Colorado lead investigators to conclude that the gun Evan Ebel used to shoot at authorities in Montague and Wise County was the same one used to kill Tom Clements in Colorado.
Attorney Jack Ebel testified that solitary confinement in a Colorado prison was destroying the psyche of his son, Evan. Now authorities are investigating whether Evan Ebel is linked to a Colorado assassination and the shooting of a Texas deputy.
Officials from Wise County, Montague County, and the state of Colorado all spoke about the latest information involving the shooting of a sheriff’s deputy, a dead shooting suspect and possible links to a Colorado murder.
A high-speed chase through two North Texas counties ended with both a sheriff’s deputy and a suspect being shot.