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3 dead following standoff in Custer County; suspect at large

CUSTER COUNTY, Colo (KRDO) - The Custer County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) and other agencies were working a "high-risk situation" near Rocky Ridge Rd. Monday afternoon and asked residents to "lock down and shelter in place."

This is the northern part of the county, northeast of Westcliffe.

According to the CCSO, an Everbridge was sent out to residents asking them to shelter in place. Others were advised to avoid the area until an all-clear was given. The CCSO PIO told KRDO Monday afternoon that they believed the situation involved a neighbor dispute and shots were fired. Law enforcement was searching for a person of interest.

Shortly after 8 p.m., the CCSO issued an all-clear for the area around Rocky Ridge Rd.

During a press briefing, the CCSO said they spent the majority of the day in a standoff with 45-year-old Hanme K Clark. He somehow slipped through the heavy law enforcement presence around the area and is now at large.

According to the CCSO, Clark is driving a white Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck with a camper shell and Colorado license plate BHLK27. If you have any information about his whereabouts, contact 911.

The sheriff's office said that once they entered the scene, they found three people dead, two men and a woman. A fourth person was also wounded by the suspect and was flown to a hospital in Colorado Springs.

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