DENVER (AP) — Authorities say a man questioned in the killing of Colorado's prisons chief got into a shootout with police after trying to break in to the home of a former corrections employee.
Investigators wouldn't say Thursday whether the incident involving 34-year-old Thomas Guolee was related to the March 2013 slaying of Department of Corrections Director Tom Clements.
The lone suspect in the death was Evan Ebel, a paroled member of a white supremacist prison gang who died in a shootout with Texas authorities.
Guolee and other members of Ebel's gang were interviewed but not charged after the killing.
Corrections officials say they alerted employees to the break-in attempt last week in Colorado Springs. Police say Guolee shot at officers, who returned fire and injured him Dec. 30.