Coming up Wednesday

Wildfires burn through Colorado causing thousands to evacuate, and protests in Turkey are in 13th day. Tune in at 7am ET.
March 20th, 2013
09:23 AM ET

Officials investigating shooting death of Colorado prison chief in his home


(CNN) - The executive director of Colorado's prison system has been found dead in his home, and authorities believe someone killed him, a spokesman for Gov. John Hickenlooper said early Wednesday.

Tom Clements, executive director of the Colorado Department of Corrections, was found dead at his home in Black Forest, Colorado, spokesman Eric Brown said.

Authorities believe Clements, 58, was killed there Tuesday night, according to Brown. The governor has ordered flags in the state lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset until after Clements' funeral. Arrangements are still being made.

On "Starting Point" this morning, El Paso County Sheriff's Office PIO Lt. Jeff Kramer discusses the investigation.

READ MORE: Colorado prison chief found dead

Filed under: Shooting
soundoff (One Response)

Post a comment


CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.