The gunman, 57-year-old Robert Lewis Dear, entered the Planned Parenthood Friday, reportedly carrying an AK-47. According to the Colorado Springs Gazette, Dear shot and killed five people, including one police officer, and left nine wounded, including five police officers.
Dear had been arrested before, several times for traffic violations. In 2002, he was also charged with two counts of animal cruelty, but was found not guilty. In the same year, he was charged with being a “peeping Tom” and eavesdropping, but the charges were dismissed.
The Colorado Springs Police released Dear’s mugshot on Saturday morning:
Suspect confirmed as Robert L. Dear date of birth of 4/16/1958 pic.twitter.com/4v2GtIsUgT— Springs Police (@CSPDPIO) November 28, 2015
Vicki Cowart, the president of Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains, issued a statement on Friday night saying Planned Parenthood’s heart “is broken.”
Update 11:55 a.m.
In 2007 Robert Dear filed a complaint against a couple for flushing raw chicken down his toilet. pic.twitter.com/PCbiCq7DjE— Ema O'Connor (@o_ema) November 28, 2015