Gunman said ‘no more baby parts,’ official says in Planned Parenthood shooting
SATURDAY NIGHT UPDATE: A law enforcement official says the suspect in the attack at a Planned Parenthood clinic made a comment about "no more baby parts" after his arrest.
The official could not elaborate about the comment. Planned Parenthood said in a statement Saturday that witnesses said the gunman was motivated by his opposition to abortion.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the official was not authorized to speak publicly about the ongoing investigation. Police have not disclosed a motive for the attack.
Police say Robert Lewis Dear killed three people during the shooting rampage and hours-long standoff at the clinic in Colorado Springs on Friday. Dear is in custody and is expected to make his first court appearance on Monday.
The South Carolina neighbors of the man suspected in the attack on a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic say he hid food in the woods and liked to skinny dip.
John Hood says when he moved to the small town of Walterboro about 50 miles west of Charleston, Robert Lewis Dear was living in a doublewide mobile home next door.
Hood says Dear made money by selling prints of his uncle Bill Stroud’s paintings of Southern plantations and the Masters golf tournament.
Hood also says Dear rarely talked to them, and when he did, he offered unsolicited advice, including recommending that Hood put a metal roof on his home so the U.S. government couldn’t spy on him.
At least four people injured in the shootings at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs have been released from hospitals.
Those out of the hospital as of Saturday include Ozy Licano, who was injured when the gunman fired on him in the parking lot. The other three haven’t been identified.
A total of nine people were hospitalized, including five police officers.
Three people were killed in the attack, including a University of Colorado Colorado Springs police officer, Garrett Swasey. The other two victims haven’t been publicly identified yet.
Police say Robert Lewis Dear of North Carolina opened fire at the clinic and held police at bay for several hours before surrendering.