Planned Parenthood Attack: Gunman Kills Police Officer and Two Civilians


Robert Lewis Dear, 57, on Friday stormed a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, killing three people and injuring nine people.

Dear is accused of killing University of Colorado Police Officer Garrett Swasey and two as-yet unnamed civilians. In addition, nine people, including four other officers and five civilians, were also injured. The officials on Saturday said that all wounded people were in a good condition.

A law enforcement official told CNN that Dear, during the investigation, spoken against abortion government. He mentioned “no more baby parts” to explain his act.

The investigation is being carried out by Colorado state officials, as well as FBI, which is determining whether federal charges.

The officials are still trying to determine Dear’s motivation. The suspect is being held without bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Monday, according to the media reports.

Dear reportedly would face state charges and federal charges, according to the law enforcement official.

In response to shooting, President Barack Obama issued a written statement, saying that the frequency of mass killings in the United States is unacceptable.

“This is not normal. We can’t let it become normal,” he said. “If we truly care about this . . . then we have to do something about the easy accessibility of weapons of war on our streets to people who have no business wielding them. Period. Enough is enough.”

Planned Parenthood provides reproductive health care and sex education to women and men across the country. Vicki Cowart, president of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, stated that the suspect shooter “was motivated by opposition to safe and legal abortion.” reported that antiabortion groups condemned the shooting and say that they have never interacted with Dear or heard of him.

According to the news reports, Dear moved to Colorado last year.