Suspect of Fatal Police Shooting at Colorado Planned Parenthood Identified

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Suspect confirmed as Robert L. Dear. (Courtesy of Springs Police)

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) Police have identified the suspect who shot and killed three people near a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs Friday.

The man's name is Robert Lewis Dear of North Carolina.

The 6-foot-4-inch man was taken into custody Friday after an hours long standoff and shootout.

Jail booking records indicate that Dear is due in court on Monday.
No other details about the suspect were immediately available, including whether he had any connection to Planned Parenthood.

A police officer from the University of Colorado and two civilians lost their lives in the attack. Nine other people were hospitalized and police say they are in good condition.

Mayor John Suthers says the community "mourns the loss of a very brave police officer."
Lt. Catherine Buckley said Saturday that the items that Dear brought to the scene are "no longer a threat."

Buckley says investigators expect to study the crime scene for several days.


The Associated Press contributed to this report