A manhunt is underway in Colorado for a man accused of killing three people and leaving another in critical condition over a property dispute.
Hanme K. Clark, 45, allegedly opened fire on the four victims in a wooded area near Rocky Ridge Road outside Westville around 1 p.m. Monday.
Two men and a woman were shot before Custer County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived at the scene, the department said. A fourth victim — another woman — was flown to Colorado Springs and then sent to Denver in critical condition after taking “multiple” medications. Bullets in the chest.
She is expected to survive, the sheriff’s office said.
Each victim was shot multiple times, authorities say, and at least one of the victims had been in “previous civil disputes over property lines” with Clark in the past.
It is unclear how many people were involved in the property dispute, but a surveyor was also on site and was able to escape to safety. according to KOAA.
A protective order was put into effect following the shooting as multiple law enforcement agencies – including state police and a local SWAT team – were involved in a standoff with Clark, who somehow managed to slip through police lines and get into a white Dodge Ram 1500 pickup .
The shelter-in-place order was lifted around 8:15 p.m. as law enforcement works to track down the suspect — who they believe is now in another city.
“We know almost exactly where the suspect and vehicle are, and we are working with another law enforcement agency to take him into custody,” a Custer County Sheriff’s Office spokesman said at a news conference.
In the meantime, anyone who sees Clark or the vehicle – which has a camper shell on top and a Colorado license plate reading “BHLK27” – is warned not to approach him.
Chaffee County police, who are assisting in the search, described Clark as 6 feet 3 inches tall, with brown hair and brown eyes and weighing about 200 pounds.
He may be accompanied by a woman, although police did not describe her appearance or relationship with Clark.