Gunman identified in Planned Parenthood attack

Nov 28, 2015 12:08 AM

Authorities have identified the gunman in a deadly attack in Colorado Springs Friday as Robert Lewis Dear.

Officials say the officer killed in the Planned Parenthood clinic shootings in Colorado Springs on Friday was 44-year-old Garrett Swasey (SWAY'-zee).

Swasey was a member of the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs Police Department. The university says Swasey had gone to the clinic to support Colorado Springs police after he learned of the shooting.

Mayor John Suthers says the community "mourns the loss of a very brave police officer."

Swasey was a six-year veteran of the department.

Police say five other officers were wounded and hospitalized in good condition.

Mike Violette (vee-oh-LET'), executive director of the Colorado Fraternal Order of Police, says he can't recall another incident in Colorado in which six officers were shot.

Two civilians were also killed in the rampage and four others are reportedly in good condition at a local hospital.


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