A man accused of killing three people and wounding another in a shooting Monday in southern Colorado, prompting shelter-in-place orders and a manhunt, was taken into custody Tuesday, officials said.
Deputies responded to a call reporting multiple shots fired at about 1 p.m. in a wooded area in Custer County, a rural part of the state about 60 miles southwest of Colorado Springs. Officials said the dispute erupted over property lines.
Within an hour, a SWAT team arrived, and the Custer County Sheriff’s Department issued a shelter-in-place order. Responding officers and the suspect, identified as 45-year-old Hanme K. Clark, engaged in an hourslong standoff before Clark escaped. By 9 p.m., the shelter-in-place was lifted.
The sheriff’s office said deputies discovered two men and a woman dead at the scene. A fourth victim was found wounded and was taken to a hospital in critical condition, according to the sheriff’s office. She’s expected to survive.
The suspect was arrested near Albuquerque, New Mexico, by New Mexico State Police and U.S. Marshals during a high-risk felony traffic stop, officials said Tuesday afternoon. He was driving a white Dodge Ram pickup truck with a topper and Colorado license plate BHLK27.
Custer County Sheriff Rich Smith said Tuesday that the suspect was detained peacefully and no one was injured. A woman, who was not immediately identified by police, was in the vehicle at the time of Clark’s arrest and police are investigating her involvement in the incident, according to Smith.
Authorities said the suspect was wanted on three counts of first-degree murder. He is currently being held in New Mexico and will be extradited back to Colorado, Smith added.
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