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Three dead, including cop, after gunman opens fire at Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs; 9 more wounded

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Three dead, 9 wounded

Three dead, including cop, after gunman opens fire at Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs; 9 more wounded, shooter in custody: police

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A grueling five-hour standoff between Colorado police and a gunman holed up in a Planned Parenthood clinic ended with a police officer and two others dead, nine more wounded and the shooter in custody, police said Friday.

The slain officer was identified as Garrett Swasey, 44, a six-year veteran with the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

The names of the two civilians killed in the Colorado Springs shootout weren’t released as of late Friday night, while a law enforcement official identified the gunman as Robert Lewis Dear of North Carolina. Dear, 59, also has a Colorado address.

Swasey, the fallen officer, was married with two children, and he was active in the Hope Chapel Church, according to the church’s website.

Police Officer Garrett Swasey, 44, was killed in a standoff with a gunman at a Planned parenthood in Colorado.

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Police Officer Garrett Swasey, 44, was killed in a standoff with a gunman at a Planned parenthood in Colorado.

Garrett Swasey, pictured with his wife Rachel and children Elijah and Faith.Hope Chapel

Garrett Swasey, pictured with his wife Rachel and children Elijah and Faith.

Police Officer Garrett Swasey, 44, was killed in a standoff with a gunman at a Planned parenthood in Colorado.  Garret Swasey pictured (r.) with his wife Rachel and children Elijah and Faith.

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The nine other wounded victims, including five police officers, were in good condition Friday night, police said.

The chaos began at about 11:40 a.m. with a report of shots fired around the Planned Parenthood clinic, sending scores of people in nearby stores scampering for safety……………..

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