Woman Sentenced for Buying Gun Used in Texas Cop Shooting, 2 Murders
A woman was sentenced to 27 months in prison for buying a gun that was used to kill two people, including Colorado’s prisons director last year.
Prosecutors were seeking six years in prison for Stevie Vigil. She pleaded guilty to buying the weapon that Evan Ebel allegedly used to kill corrections chief Tom Clements. Ebel is also accused of using the gun to kill another man and wound a sheriff’s deputy in Texas.
Graphic dash cam video above shows the moment Ebel shot the sheriff’s deputy three times in the face and chest before driving off. When a Good Samaritan stopped to help the deputy, he described the suspect’s car.
Moments later, police engaged in a pursuit, until Ebel slammed his car into a semi-truck and was killed in a shootout.
Authorities say Vigil knew that Ebel belonged to a violent prison gang when she bought him the gun. With Ebel dead, Vigil is the only person to face criminal charges related to the shootings.