3 Killed, Including a Police Officer at Planned Parenthood Clinic in Colorado Springs, CO (Update: Suspect in Custody)
Active shooter situation near the Planned Parenthood on Centennial in Colorado Springs, CO …
After a six hour stand off with authorities, the suspect in the shooting at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado has been arrested an is in police custody. The shooter eventually surrendered to police; however, unfortunately three people are dead, including a police officer who responded to the incident. Also, 11 people were injured as the gunman.
Active updates can be seen here at The Gazette.
A suspect is in police custody following an hours-long shooting standoff at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, where at least one police officer and two civilians were killed Friday.
“The perpetrator is in custody,” Mayor John Suthers declared just after 5 p.m. Mountain time — more than five hours after an active shooter was first reported at the health-care clinic, spawning confusion that lasted through the afternoon over whether the gunman was at large or holed up at the medical facility with staff and patients.
The suspect was identified by the Colorado Springs Police Department as Robert L. Dear. Police were trying to determine his motive after his capture at the clinic. They said the suspect was armed with a long gun and also brought into the building several “items” that could have been explosive devices.
Besides the three deaths, at least four other police officers and five civilians were injured. Authorities said those individuals were all in good condition.
Police scanner captures chaotic scene of Colorado shooting
The suspect in a deadly shooting at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic was named on Saturday as Robert L. Dear, 57, the Colorado Springs Police public affairs’ section said in a Tweet.
The gunman who stormed the clinic on Friday killed three people and wounded nine others before surrendering to police after a bloody siege lasting several hours inside the facility, authorities said.
Local news media reported that Dear was being held without bail.