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Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Police capture four of seven Texas inmates near Colorado Springs

Authorities in Colorado captured four of the seven Texas prison inmates who escaped custody in December and are suspected of killing a policeman during a Christmas Eve robbery. 




The men were apprehended in Woodland Park, located just west of Colorado Springs. A fifth inmate shot and killed himself inside the motorhome where the fugitives were staying. 




The two remaining escaped convicts are still unaccounted for. Authorities told the Associated Press the two may have left Woodland Park to get money. 




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According to the Associated Press, the escapees likely arrived in the Woodland Park area around New Year's Day. Officials were tipped off by the owner of an RV park, and the motorhome housing the convicts was placed under surveillance early Monday morning. 




Three of the suspects were captured at a nearby gas station, while the fourth surrendered at the motorhome. 




The seven men--including convicted murderers--escaped from a Texas prison Dec. 13, and are accused of shooting an Irving, Tex. police officer 11 days later. A $500,000 reward was offered for information leading to their arrest.

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