Man questioned in prison chief's death held after new attack

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Posted: Jan 07, 2016 5:10 PM

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.