Man Kills 3, Including A Policeman, At Colorado Planned Parenthood
On Friday, a standoff with a lone gunman at a Planned Parenthood left three people dead, including a police officer, and injured nine others. Robert Lewis Dear, 57, was arrested Friday after a standoff with police that lasted five hours at a Colorado Springs, Colorado, Planned Parenthood clinic. Two civilians and one University of Colorado police officer were killed. Nine others were injured by Dear in the standoff, but they are all expected to survive.
Officer Garrett Swasey, 44, “died in the attack along with two people police are describing as civilians,” Colorado Public Radio’s Megan Verlee reported. “Planned Parenthood says all of its staff at the clinic came through safely.” Swasey was a six-year veteran of the force and had previously been a champion ice skater, according to the Denver Post. He was married with two children, a university spokesman told the Post.