Transcript for Texas Shootout May Be Linked to Colorado Prison Chief Murder
And now we turn next to a developing story. A high speed chase and the shootout in texas. And authorities believe the target may be linked to that murder in colorado. Last night, we told you about the prison chief shot in cold blood on the doorway of his home. Abc's pierre thomas now tracking the new clues. Reporter: Tonight, authorities are hoping a high speed chase and shootout on a texas highway will provide answers about this week's murder of tom clements, colorado's corrections chief. Authorities confirmed they're looking at a possible link. They say that the wrecked car you see here was crashed after the suspect fired at an officer on a routine traffic stop. We came by me, he was probably going 100 miles an hour. Just had his left arm out the window and he was just shooting. Reporter: Police say the car involved in the texas shootout, a dark late model cadillac, has colorado tags and is similar in description to a vehicle seen near the home of clements. He was gunned down at his front door tuesday night. While the motive is unclear, today, colorado authorities told abc news they suspect clements was targeted. Police said late this evening the suspect is dead. Pierre thomas, abc news, washington.
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