- Hanme K. Clark is on the run after allegedly shooting four of his neighbors
- He managed to get past several law enforcement agencies in Colorado
- He and at least one of the victims have had civil property disputes in the past
Police are searching for a fugitive killer after he allegedly shot four of his neighbors, killing three and wounding one in rural Colorado.
Hanme K. Clark, 45, reportedly shot and killed four of his neighbors in an apparent property dispute about 1 p.m. Monday in a wooded area off Rocky Ridge Road outside Westville, Colorado, which is about 140 miles south of Denver.
A protective order was issued shortly before 1:30 p.m. as multiple law enforcement agencies, including state police, clashed with Clark, who somehow managed to slip through police lines and escape.
The order was only lifted around 8:15 p.m.
The Custer County Sheriff’s Office, one of several law enforcement agencies hunting Clark, announced that two men and a woman were shot prior to their arrival.
Hanme K. Clark (pictured) is currently on the run and is being hunted by multiple law enforcement agencies
He is said to have shot four people in a wooded area in rural Colorado on Monday afternoon
Three people died while a fourth victim was flown to a nearby hospital to be treated for multiple gunshot wounds to the chest
(File image) Clark is believed to have fled in a white Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck
A fourth victim, a woman, was flown to Colorado Springs and then sent to Denver in critical condition after taking “multiple” bullets to the chest.
A police spokesman said Clark and “at least one of the victims have previously been involved in civil disputes over property lines,” but did not elaborate.
Clark is now at large after fleeing the scene in a white Dodge Ram 1500 pickup.
The Custer County Sheriff’s Office said his car also had an RV shell on the roof and had a Colorado license plate reading “BHLK27.”
While police urged locals to call 911 if they saw Clark or the car, they said officers were confident they would be able to catch him soon.
“We have very good indications of the near exact location of the suspect and vehicle, and we are working with another law enforcement agency to take him into custody,” a spokesman said at a news conference.
They added that anyone who sees Clark or the vehicle should not approach.
Chaffee County police, who are also investigating the shooting, described him as six feet tall, with brown hair and brown eyes and weighing about 200 pounds.
Police also warned that he may be accompanied by a woman, but did not describe what she looked like or how she knew Clark.