Tom Clements dead: Colorado Executive Director of the Department of Corrections found dead in home

MONUMENT, Colo. - Colorado's Executive Director of the Department of Corrections was found dead in his home Tuesday night.

Tom Clements was shot to death around 8:30 p.m., according to KRDO. He house is located at the 7400 block of Colonial Park Drive in Monument.

El Paso County Sheriff's Department spokesman Lt. Jeff Kramer told KRDO that a family member called 911 around 8:30 p.m. to report that the man had been shot. 

Deputies do not have a suspect description and are actively searching the area for the shooter, KRDO reported.

"We did have some efforts from our K-9 unit to see if they could locate anything that might be helpful in this investigation, those efforts have been met with negative results," said Kramer.

"We are sad, we are very sad," said Colorado Department spokeswoman Alison Morgan.

Governor Hickenlooper released an email at 3:30 Wednesday morning saying that he "can hardly believe it, let alone write words to describe it."

Hickenlooper will be holding a press conference at the capitol around 8 a.m., Morgan said.

Clements was appointed the Executive Director of the Department of Corrections in 2011.

He is survived by his wife Lisa Clements and his two daughters.

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