Suspect in prison chief’s death taking medication

Today’s news from the Associated Press was selected by Media Writing student Hannah Leslie.

 DENVER (AP) — An autopsy by doctors who examined the body of the man suspected of killing Colorado prisons chief Tom Clements and Denver pizza delivery driver Nathan Leon found anti-anxiety medication in his system.

The autopsy report confirms that Evan Ebel died as a result of a gunshot to the forehead. Texas sheriff’s deputies shot and killed Ebel on March 21 as he opened fire during a wild chase and shootout. Authorities say he was on the run after the killings, but it is unclear why he headed to Texas.

The Denver Post ( ) obtained the report Monday through an open-records request.

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