Iraq War Vet and Mother of 2 Killed in Planned Parenthood Attack
We're learning more this morning about the two other victims of Friday's shooting at a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood.
Three were killed and nine injured when the gunman, 57-year-old Robert Dear, stormed the building. He surrendered after a five-hour standoff and is due in court today.
In addition to a police officer who was identified shortly thereafter, an Iraq war veteran and a mother of two were also gunned down.
Ke’Arre Stewart, 29, was said to have gone to the clinic on Friday with a lifelong friend.
He served in Iraq in the Army's Army's Fourth Infantry Division and leaves behind two daughters, ages 11 and 5.
Jennifer Markovsky, 35, was also accompanying a friend to the clinic when the attack occurred, her father told The Denver Post.
Family described her as a stay-at-home mom who was devoted to her young son and daughter. Markovsky moved with her husband from Hawaii for his military service.
Police officer Garrett Swasey, 44, was married and had two young children. He was fatally shot after responding to the scene.
Dear, described as a quiet loner who lived off the grid in an RV, reportedly told investigators "no more baby parts" in an apparent reference to allegations that Planned Parenthood sold fetal tissue.
Will Carr reported this morning that police have not said publicly what the motive was for the attack.
Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountain CEO Vicki Cowart, citing eyewitnesses, said the shooter "was motivated by opposition to safe and legal abortion."
Read more about the victims and gunman, here.