THREE KILLED IN ATTACK AT COLORADO CLINIC.
By: Harold G. Bailey
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO:- Three people, including a police officer were killed at a Planned Parenthood facility here,(Nov.27) by a lone gunman who stormed the facility and opened fire.
Authorities reported that at least 9 others, 4 other police officers among them , were also injured and taken to local hospitals. The suspect in the shooting — identified by law enforcement sources as 57 year old Robert Lewis Dear — was later arrested after a five hour stand off with police.
Garrett Swasey 44,of the University Of Colorado Springs police was identified as the officer killed.The incident caused a complete shut down of business in the immediate vicinity,as well as the disruption of normal activities.
Police involved in the investigations say cooking gas cylinders were found in the possession of the suspect. They were also searching for a motive, saying that the only clue thus far, is that Dear referred to “No more Baby parts.”
The suspect who neighbors described as a loner was arraigned in court here
Monday. (Nov.30) The incident has elicited condemnation from both Republican and Democratic candidates on the campaign trail but with both side having to defend their stance on abortion.
The Justice Department was also reportedly examining if the crime should be looked at as an act of terrorism.