3 Dead, 1 injured, Suspected Gunman on the Run After Custer County Shooting

45-year-old Hanme Clark. Officials say Clark is travelling in a white Dodge Ram 1500 pickup with a topper, with license plate BHL-K27. (Image courtesy of the Custer County Sheriff's Office)

Three people are dead, another injured, and the suspect is on the run following a shooting yesterday in Custer County.

He has been identified as 45-year-old Hanme Clark. Officials say Clark is travelling in a white Dodge Ram 1500 pickup with a topper, with license plate BHL-K27. 

Officials believe the suspect and one of the victims were known to be involved in previous civil disputes over property lines. Two men and one woman are dead as result of the dispute. The sheriff’s office says they were all shot multiple times. Another woman, who was also shot multiple times, was taken to the hospital. She is in critical condition, but the sheriff’s office said she is expected to survive.

The names of the victims will be released at a later time.

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Monday afternoon at 1 pm, the Custer County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of shots fired on Rocky Ridge Road 8 miles north of Westcliffe on County Road 255. The Fremont County SWAT team responded to the scene. Custer County Sheriff Rich Smith called for residents to shelter in place while they were searching for the suspect. 

Just after 9 pm, the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office issued a shelter in place order for residents south of Highway 50 to Poncha Springs as the search for the suspect moved across county lines.

Again, the suspect is 45-year-old Hanme Clark last seen driving a white Dodge Ram 1500 pickup. He is described as 6’3” tall, 200 pounds, with brown hair and eyes. If you see Clark, do not approach but call 911. 

If you did not receive a reverse 911 call from either the Custer or Chaffee County Sheriff departments, you do not live in the area affected or you have not registered your cell phone with the Everbridge Elert system. Sign up for emergency alerts by going your county sheriff’s website or by clicking here.   

Dan R