Posted: Mar 22, 2013 12:22 PM by Associated Press
DECATUR, Texas (AP) - Texas authorities confirm that the man who died after a shootout there is a Colorado parolee now being investigated in the death of Colorado's prisons chief.
Wise County sheriff David Walker said Friday the man has been officially identified as 28-year-old Evan Spencer Ebel.
Ebel has a long record of convictions since 2003 for various crimes including assaulting a prison guard in 2008.
Denver police say they're "confident" Ebel was involved in another Colorado case - the death of pizza deliveryman Nathan Leon. His body found was found Sunday in Golden, Colo.
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