Authorities in Colorado are searching for a man suspected of fatally shooting three people Monday afternoon after an argument over property got out of hand.
The incident in Custer County left two people dead, according to the Custer County Sheriff’s Office. Police officers called to the scene in a wooded area around 1 p.m. also found another woman who had been shot several times in the chest.
That woman was flown to a hospital in critical condition but is expected to survive, Sheriff Lloyd “Rich” Smith said at a news conference Monday evening. A fifth person, described by KMGH-TV as a surveyor, was with the group found near the property line in a wooded area, Smith said, but they managed to escape.
Authorities identified the suspect as 45-year-old Hanme K. Clark. “The suspect and at least one of the victims have previously participated in civil litigation regarding property lines,” Smith said, according to CNN, although Smith did not provide details about the disputes. .
Following the shooting in Custer County, a rural area of Colorado with a population of just over 5,000, the suspect fled before police arrived. Smith said a shelter-in-place order was sent to residents as law enforcement accompanied by a drone and SWAT team canvassed the area.
The sheriff said Clark was driving a white Dodge Ram pickup Monday evening and authorities remained confident he would be arrested. “We have a very good idea of almost exactly where the suspect and the vehicle are, and we are working with another law enforcement agency to take him into custody,” Smith said.
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