Texas shootout might be tied to Colo. slaying

Prison Chief Killed
Posted at 7:35 PM, Mar 21, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-21 19:35:00-04

DECATUR, Texas (AP) — 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 opened fire on his pursuers.

Walker says Colorado investigators are heading to Texas to determine whether he is connected to Clements' killing.