MONUMENT, Colo. — The head of the Colorado Department of Corrections has been shot and killed at his home, and authorities say the gunman is on the loose.
Sheriff's Lt. Jeff Kramer said Tom Clements was shot about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday night when he answered his front door in Monument, north of Colorado Springs. Police are searching for the gunman.
Kramer said a family member called 911 to report the shooting and officers found Clements dead in his home. Kramer added that search dogs have been called in to search a wooded area around Clements' home.
Kramer said authorities are now going house to house trying to find out what neighbors know about the shooting.
Gov. John Hickenlooper appointed Clements to the post in 2011 after he served for more than three decades in the Missouri Department of Corrections.