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Texas Cops Kill Colo. Correction Chief's Killer

March 22, 2013  | 

Photo courtesy of Colorado DOC.
Photo courtesy of Colorado DOC.

A white supremacist gang member suspected of killing Colorado's top corrections official at his home died on Thursday following a shootout with officers in Texas.

Evan Ebel, 28, led officers on a wild chase Thursday morning after Montague County (Texas) Sheriff's Deputy James Boyd pulled over Ebel's 1991 black Cadillac, reports the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Authorities continue to investigate Ebel's role in the slaying of Tom Clementsexecutive director of the Colorado Department of Corrections, and a pizza delivery man in Denver.

Citing unnamed law enforcement sources, the Denver Post is reporting that Ebel is associated with the violent white supremacist prison gang 211 Crew. Members recruited in prison must earn for the gang through narcotics and weapons trafficking.

Deputy Boyd pulled over the black Cadillac at about 11 a.m. The driver shot the deputy three times, striking him twice in the chest and once in the head. The deputy is expected to recover. A Texas DPS trooper radioed that the deputy was shot and units from several agencies pursued the Cadillac south on U.S. Route 287.

During a pursuit that reached speeds of 100 mph, Ebel fired several times at pursuing units, striking a Wise County Sheriff lieutenant's car.

Ebel's car was struck by a large rock hauler as he attempted to turn from a farm road onto U.S. Route 380. He bailed out of the vehicle and opened fire on officers, who returned fire and fatally shot Ebel.

Comments (18)

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Brad Jerome @ 3/22/2013 5:38 PM

This coward got what he deserves. Ambushing a man in his home in an unsuspecting manner. Then thinks he can get away. Not a chance! Great Job My Texas Brothers! May our wounded brother heal quickly! May god grant the Clements Family the strength to go on.

scpdblue @ 3/22/2013 5:52 PM


Rick @ 3/22/2013 6:11 PM

Gang bangers live by violence and deserve to die by violence.

RICHARD ISAACS @ 3/22/2013 6:19 PM


Corporal T.E./N.S.M. @ 3/22/2013 7:33 PM

What the hel (correct spelling, per Norse tradition) makes these "White Supremacists" so damn "Supreme" when all they do is run amuck breaking the law? Good. He SHOULD be dead. They run around with Swastika tattoos and other National Socialist symbols selling meth and committing violent crimes completely oblivious to the fact that in Germany, from 1933-1945, their antics would have afforded them way less accommodation than you LEOs afford them today in the USA. Miranda? Nein. Facing your accusers? Nien. An attorney, kinda, but one loyal to the NSDAP. Anybody who identifies with National Socialism should comply with the law, not break it at every opportunity.

[email protected] @ 3/22/2013 8:23 PM

Congrats Texas! Thats the only way to deal with lowlife cowards. And it saves tax payers money!! Hope the wounded Officer recovers and comes back to the job. Blues, Stay Safe.

Mike @ 3/22/2013 9:46 PM

Look into the eyes of a monster. Satan rode on every thought and action that sick mind summonsed up from hell. Thank God some modern day knights in shining armor slew the evil dragon whose belly must have burned like fire as the silver bullets tumbled through. My only hope is that the dragon felt great pain as he fell to his knees and saw the fires of hell rising from below to consume his soul.

A proper end for any evil thing.

J Burrell @ 3/23/2013 5:49 AM

Thanks Texas. This monster got what he needed. God bless the Clements family and the pizza delivery family. God speed and heal the officer who got wounded. If not for him the bad guy would have killed again. Stay Safe

Deputy King @ 3/23/2013 6:52 AM

Great Job!! My hat goes off to all my Texas brothers & sisters that took out a total SCUMBAG!! I hope he suffered during his last minutes on earth. I pray for a speedy recovery for the wounded Deputy.

BigBobBadge276 @ 3/23/2013 8:56 AM

I was on Hwy 287 when the event blew by me like a scene from any wild and hairy pursuit. Lokked like eveny black and white in Texas was after this moron. He got off the freeway to elude and where he had his car crushed by a semi was virtually 200 feet from the Wise County Sheriff's Office....there were lots of guns drawn..and this guy got what every perp should get, in my opinion, who shoots at a cop...shot brain dead, and that is what my academy instructions would say..period, end of report.

Capt. Crunch @ 3/23/2013 9:10 AM

Great job Texas.

Bruce @ 3/23/2013 12:23 PM

and just to be sure and to be politically correct, administer first aid by giving him CPR after the shooting. Make sure his heart pumps every last drop out of his cowardly body. Great job Texas!!

Steve @ 3/25/2013 7:08 AM

One POC down, 10s of thousands to go. And our blind government officials want to know why we don't want them messing with our gun rights. Not to wish bad on anyone, but until what happened to the head of corrections happens to enough of our law makers or their family, things [as far as the law goes] aren't going to change...for the better anyway. Law makers sit behind their well guarded doors and look down on the rest of us while padding their pockets at our expense.

Ima Leprechaun @ 3/25/2013 2:24 PM

Since they have no idea if this guy was involved and they already killed him how the heck do they know he is the killer they were seeking? No matter who pulled this guy over he was going to get shot at just by the type of idiot this guy was so the stop itself proves nothing related to the crime of the murder of the Corrections Chief. From what I have already heard, there is a list of several thousand suspects and some more likely to have committed this crime than him. Since he has been permenantly silenced how do they really know this is the right guy? Or is this just another example of piling a case on a dead suspect to satisfy an unsolveable case? I would like to see at least some proof of his involvement in the murder of the corrections chief. I hope for a speedy recovery of the deputy. Although I am confused by having a one officer car stop what they presumabley thought to be a violent murder suspect, it seems as though somebody screwed up on tactics. Something here just isn't right.

ChaBlieb @ 3/26/2013 3:14 PM

Is it wrong to say that if this POS was a Black guy, with ties to the Bloods, that Sharpton would be protesting?

ChaBlieb @ 3/26/2013 3:14 PM

Is it wrong to say that if this POS was a Black guy, with ties to the Bloods, that Sharpton would be protesting?

olemisscop @ 3/28/2013 4:19 AM

Leprechaun, the story says the deputy in Texas pulled him over for a traffic violation, not because they suspected him of murder. Also, as soon as the report is finished I'm sure there will be some explanation as to why they suspected Ebel.

S.S. @ 3/28/2013 2:44 PM

Good job by all agencies. Prayers go out to the fallen corrections officer. Go to hell Ebel!!! Glad your dead.

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