WISE COUNTY (CBS) - Shell casings processed over the weekend now reveal a definite link between a murder in Colorado and a shoot out in North Texas.
Colorado ballistics experts say the same gun used in the shootout in Wise County was also used to murder Colorado Prison Chief Tom Clements. Clements was shot last week when he answered his front door.
Investigators say the suspect in Clements' murder, Evan Ebel, shot a Montague County Deputy 3 times during a traffic stop. He then took off, launching a brief chase that ended in the gun battle that left him dead.
Right now, investigators are trying to figure out if Ebel has any ties to Texas. They are also looking for a possible connection to the murder of Kaufman County Prosecutor Mark Hasse. But so far no connection has been made.