A 22-year-old woman was arrested Wednesday night for illegally transferring a handgun used by a white supremacist parolee linked to the shooting death of Colorado's prison chief, authorities said.
Stevie Marie Vigil of Commerce City, Colorado, was arrested by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation on suspicion that she legally bought the gun and transferred the handgun to Evan Ebel, a convicted felon who was not allowed to legally own firearms, bureau spokeswoman Susan Medina said in a statement.
The El Paso County Sheriff's Office said this week that the same gun used by Ebel in a shootout with Texas police was also used in the shooting death of Tom Clements, the executive director of the Colorado Department of Corrections.
Clements, 58, was gunned down when he answered the door at his Monument, Colorado, home on March 19. Police have not said if Ebel killed Clements.
Ebel, 28, who died in a gun battle with police near Decatur, Texas, last week, is also being looked at in the shooting death of a Denver pizza delivery man two days before the Clements' killing.
On Tuesday, police said they found a pizza bag and other Domino's Pizza items in the trunk of Ebel's car.