- Associated Press - Friday, September 2, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - A felon who was questioned but not charged in the killing of Colorado’s prisons chief is headed back to prison after pleading guilty to shooting at a police officer in Colorado Springs.

Thomas Guolee (GOO’-lee) was sentenced to 28 years in prison Thursday after reaching a plea deal.

The 35-year-old shot at least once in the direction of an officer after police say he tried to break into the home of a former state prison guard in December. The attempt sparked fears of retaliation against corrections workers following the killing of Tom Clements but prosecutor Martha McKinney told The Gazette (http://bit.ly/2cfDiPV ) that she had no definitive evidence about his motive.

Guolee, who has spent much of the last 15 years in prison or on parole, told the judge he was sorry.

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Information from: The Gazette, http://www.gazette.com

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