(KKTV/CNN) - The head of Colorado's Department of Corrections was found shot and killed in his home.
Authorities are searching for a suspect.
Police found the body of 58-year-old Tom Clements in his Monument, CO, home late Tuesday night.
Clements was shot when he answered the door at his home.
They were called there to investigate a report of a shooting.
Right now, authorities do not have a suspect description and are searching the area, but Lieutenant Jeff Kramer with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office says a witness saw a car outside Clements' house about the time of the shooting.
"We're talking about an older model, boxy-type vehicle, a boxy-style vehicle, something similar to what we might expect from a 90's model Lincoln vehicle," he said. "However, it's not definitive that it was a Lincoln. As far as color, to reiterate that, it was either black or dark-colored and was described as being very shiny. And it is a two-door vehicle."
Clements was appointed Executive Director of the Colorado Department of Corrections in 2011.
He had previously served in the Missouri Department of Corrections for over three decades.
Clements is survived by his wife and two daughters.
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper released a statement saying he is saddened by the news, and ordered flags be lowered to half-staff at all public buildings statewide until the day after Clements' funeral.
Arrangements are still being made.
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