WESTCLIFFE, COLORADO: An urgent manhunt is underway for Hanme K Clark following a tragic shooting that left three people dead and another seriously injured just outside Westcliffe, Colorado .
The incident happened around 1 p.m. on Rocky Ridge Road, about 140 miles south of Denver, prompting a quick response from the Custer County Sheriff’s Office.
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Confirmed victims and undisclosed identities in Cluster County shooting
The Custer County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that two men and a woman died from their injuries from the shooting, while another woman is fighting for her life after being flown to Colorado Springs and then to Denver with “multiple” gunshot wounds to the chest.
For now, the identity of the victims remains confidential. Law enforcement from various agencies, including the Custer, Pueblo and Fremont County sheriff’s offices, as well as the Colorado State Patrol, quickly converged on the scene, calling the situation “high risk “.
A shelter-in-place order was issued around 1:30 p.m., with officials saying, “Custer County Sheriff Rich Smith requested that a shelter be put in place while they searched for the suspect . »
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Tensions further escalated when, at 2:30 p.m., the Pueblo County Sheriff’s SWAT team joined forces with the Custer County Sheriff’s Office to provide additional support. The stay-at-home directive lasted until approximately 8:15 p.m.
A preliminary investigation suggests a property dispute on Rocky Ridge Road, possibly related to a “property line in the wooded area,” may have sparked the deadly incident. This information was disclosed in a statement from the Custer County Government Public Information Office.
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Who is Hanme K Clark?
The alleged perpetrator, Hanme K Clark, 45, remains at large. Clark is believed to be driving a White Ram 1500 pickup with a roof, bearing a Colorado license plate: BHLK27.
During a press briefing, the CCSO revealed that they had clashed with Clark for most of the day, but that somehow he had managed to escape the strong presence of law enforcement in the region.
Clark is six feet three inches tall, weighs 200 pounds, has brown hair and brown eyes, according to a Chaffee County alert. The alert also mentioned the possibility that Clark was accompanied by a woman.
Notably, the suspect and at least one of the victims are known to have been involved in previous civil disputes regarding property lines and easements, CBS News reported.
Law enforcement officials are urging anyone with information on the whereabouts of Hanme K Clark to immediately contact 911. Additionally, the public is advised not to approach Clark or the vehicle described if spotted. The manhunt continues as the community grapples with the aftermath of the tragedy.
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