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.