Three people were killed and another critically injured in a shooting in Custer County on Monday. The incident occurred over a property dispute, prompting law enforcement to issue a shelter-in-place order for the Rocky Ridge Road area. The suspect, identified as 45-year-old Hanme Clark, fled the scene following the shooting. It is believed that both the suspect and at least one of the victims were involved in previous civil disputes over property lines and easements.
Multiple law enforcement agencies, including the Custer, Pueblo, and Fremont County Sheriff Offices, as well as the Colorado State Patrol, responded to the “high-risk” situation. A woman was airlifted to Colorado Springs and later to Denver with multiple gunshot wounds to the chest. Despite ongoing efforts to locate and apprehend the suspect, as of Monday night, Clark had not been found. However, authorities were confident in their knowledge of his whereabouts and were actively working to take him into custody.
The suspect’s escape and the resulting fatalities have left the community in shock, with residents and law enforcement agencies alike reeling from the tragic outcome of the property dispute. The ongoing search for Hanme Clark has put the community on high alert, as law enforcement continues to coordinate efforts in order to bring the suspect to justice. As the investigation into the shooting continues, the community is left grappling with the devastating impact of the violent altercation.