The founder of the 211 Crew protected Evan Ebel after a rival prison gang targeted the white supremacist soldier for violence at Sterling Correctional Facility. That left the young gang member with a debt authorities suspect he repaid by killing prisons chief Tom Clements.
FBI and El Paso County investigators have been working for months to piece together the investigation into the murder of Clements and pizza delivery driver Nathan Leon in March.
A source who spoke to The Denver Post on condition of anonymity described details of the investigation contained in sealed court documents. The source has direct access to and knowledge of the documents and the investigation itself.
Investigators now believe they have answers to two key questions raised by the killings: Was Ebel acting alone or under orders? And why did Ebel flee to Texas, where he was killed in a shootout with law enforcement officers?
Eight alleged members of three white supremacist gangs are in custody in Portland, Ore., following a police raid.
The arrests came after an investigation into drug and weapons trafficking, the Oregonian reported. During the raid at a triplex in northeast Portland, police seized six firearms, drug paraphernalia and packaging materials, drug-sales records and approximately 1.5 ounces of methamphetamine packaged for street sales, the newspaper reported.
The two living units where the raid occurred last week were identified by police as a “central location and gathering place” for known white supremacist gang members from European Kindred, Brood and FBK. European Kindred is a prison-based gang, while Brood also operates behind the walls but primarily on the outside.