CUSTER COUNTY, Colo. — Three people were killed Monday in a shooting after a property dispute in southern Colorado’s Custer County, the sheriff’s office said.
The sheriff’s office said the victims were two men and a woman. Another woman is in critical condition but is expected to survive.
The sheriff’s office said that around 1 p.m. they responded to a report of shots fired on Rocky Ridge Road, a rural area northeast of Westcliffe. They said the situation likely started as a property dispute between neighbors. Law enforcement spent much of the day clashing with the suspect.
Shortly before 2:30 p.m., the sheriff’s office sent out an emergency alert asking residents in the area to self-isolate and shelter in place. Around 8:15 p.m., they issued a green light.
Just before 9:30 p.m., Chaffee County law enforcement sent out an emergency alert informing residents in the Salida and Buena Vista area of the search for the suspect, 45-year-old Hanme Clarke. The alert states that Clarke may be accompanied by a female and may be in a white Dodge Ram 1500 with Colorado license plate number BHLK27. Anyone seeing the suspect or the truck is asked to call 911.
This is an evolving situation. This article will be updated as information is confirmed.
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