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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Tom Clements, executive director of Colorado prisons, killed in his home in Monument

Denver PostThe executive director of the Colorado Department of Corrections, Tom Clements, was shot and killed as he opened the door to his Monument home Tuesday night.

Clements' wife, Lisa, told a 911 dispatcher that the gunman rang the doorbell and then shot her husband in the chest, according to a dispatcher's recording. She told the dispatcher she was not sure if the gunman was in the house.

Deputies received the 911 call at 8:42 p.m.

Gov. John Hickenlooper fought back tears as he addressed questions during a news conference on Wednesday. Hickenlooper was notified about the shooting around 9:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife and two daughters," Hickenlooper said. "Tom Clements dedicated

Clements was 58 years old. He is survived by his wife and their two adult daughters.

His family is requesting privacy at this time, Hickenlooper said.

Sheriff's deputies continue to investigate at Clements' home, located in the 17400 block of Colonial Park Drive, in an upscale neighborhood east of Interstate 25. The home was cordoned off and deputies are using dogs to search the area. continue reading...

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