3 Dead, 9 injured In Colorado Springs Shootout. Shooter In Police Custody

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In the Colorado Springs planned parenthood clinic shootout that started on Friday and lasted for hours, one police officer and two civilians have lost their lives. Name of the law enforcement officer who lost his life is Garrett Swasey. There are 9 other injured being treated. According to source, the suspect shooter is Robert Lewis Dear from North Carolina. At this point his motives are unclear but the clinic has faced anti-abortion rallies in the past so it could be an extreme version of protest as well.

Garrett Swasey Photo Reuters
Garrett Swasey Photo Reuters

 

Colorado Springs Shooter Being Arrested Photo Reuters
Colorado Springs Shooter Being Arrested Photo Reuters

At one point it was confirmed that the shooter carried some bags inside the clinic so the police is still searching for any explosives in the area. After around 5 hours of gunfight, the police were able to establish contact with the shooter and they talked him into surrender.

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Soumyajit is an SAP technical consultant with a flair for writing. An avid blog reader, he started off with a free WordPress blog and slowly moved to his own personal news and blog site. Apart from writing he loves reading books, playing table tennis and long bike trips. He is currently trying to learn playing guitar and failing miserably.

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