Updated at 12:50 p.m. on November 28.
A gunman attacked a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado on Friday, killing three people, including a University of Colorado police officer, and injuring nine others. Police captured the suspected assailant, 57-year-old Robert Lewis Dear, after a five-hour standoff inside the facility.
A 911 call placed from the Colorado Springs clinic, located about 70 miles south of Denver, first reported a gunman at about 11:38 a.m. local time. Colorado Springs Police Department spokeswoman Catherine Buckley told reporters that the gunman fired the first shots outside or near the building before moving inside. She also noted that Friday was a normal business day for the clinic, with patients and staff inside when the shooting began.
When police approached the clinic after the 911 call, the gunman opened fire on them from within the building, wounding five officers and killing one. The University of Colorado Colorado Springs confirmed in a press release that Garrett Swasey, a UCCS police officer, died in the shooting. The other victims have yet to be identified.
Once inside the building, officers allowed a slow, steady trickle of people to leave as they worked their way through towards the shooter. Police apprehended Robert Lewis Dear, the 57-year-old suspected gunman, at 4:52 p.m. local time after a gun battle inside the clinic. He is currently being held without bond at the local jail as investigators try to ascertain more details about him. Dear reportedly offered no motive for the shooting after his arrest, but Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers told reporters that people could “[make] inferences from where it took place.”