Colorado prisons chief Tom Clements was shot and killed as he answered the door at his home Tuesday evening. Police agencies and the FBI are searching for physical evidence and any motive.
Law enforcement authorities in Colorado, including the FBI, are searching for physical evidence and any motive connected to the shooting death Tuesday night of Colorado Department of Corrections Director Tom Clements.
Mr. Clements was shot and killed at about 8:30 p.m. local time when he answered the doorbell at his home in a wooded area of Monument, Colo. According to the family member who called 911, the lone shooter left immediately. Neighbors report seeing a “boxy” dark-colored 1990s sedan, which had been parked with the motor running, leave the area at about that time.
Gov. John Hickenlooper fought back tears as he addressed questions during a news conference on Wednesday, The Denver Post reports.
In a letter to Colorado Department of Corrections employees, Governor Hickenlooper wrote: “I can hardly believe it, let alone write words to describe it…. He was unfailingly kind and thoughtful, and sought the ‘good’ in any situation. As you all know, in corrections that is not easy…. I have never worked with a better person than Tom, and I can't imagine our team without him.”