Police are on the hunt for a Colorado man who has shot four people in an ongoing dispute over property lines, killing three of them and seriously injuring another.
The police have identified the suspect shooter as Hanme Clark, 45. They also asked the locals to keep an eye out for his white Dodge Ram 1500 pickup with the number plate BHLK27.
The department’s alert, , states that Clark is 6’3″ tall and weighs approximately 200 pounds. He may also be traveling with a woman who has dark hair.
We have a good idea of where the suspect is and his vehicle. Custer County Sheriff Rich Smith said to 11 News that he was working with another law enforcement agency to bring them into custody.
Custer County Sheriff Department deputies were notified around 1 pm on Monday that a shooting had occurred at 173 Rocky Ridge Road, in a wooded location about eight miles north of Westcliffe and about 75 miles south of Colorado Springs.
The department stated in a release that the first deputy of the SWAT team was dispatched about 25 minutes after the initial call. This is due to the remoteness of the location.
Smith told CBS 11 News that they entered the cave at a very high risk. They checked to see if anyone survived.
Police found two men, a woman and all dead. According to reports, a fourth victim, a woman who was in a critical condition but is expected to recover from her injuries has been airlifted by helicopter to a Colorado Springs Hospital.
The department reported ABC Denver7 that a surveyor was with the group at the time of the shooting, but he managed to escape safely.
“It is not something that we see very often.” Smith told 11 News that “my thoughts are with all the families who have lost loved ones.”
The department stated that Clark and one victim were involved in a property dispute.
The department stated that Clark is dangerous and armed. Residents are advised to contact authorities instead of approaching him.
The police are still searching for the suspect in the murder case, and have issued a shelter-in place order.
Children in the zone of shelter-in place will not be picked up by school buses. Fox News Digital was unable to reach the Salida school district for clarification about whether classes were held on Tuesday.
Fox News Digital was unable to reach Custer County Sheriff Department for an updated on the manhunt.