A gunman who opened fire inside a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic was arrested Friday after engaging in gun battles with authorities during an hours-long standoff that killed three people and wounded nine others, officials said.
Two people and a police officer with the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs were killed in the rampage, law enforcement officials said. The university police department identified the officer killed as 44-year-old Garrett Swasey, who had served six years on the force.
Nine other people, including five police officers, were shot and are in good condition, police said. Police said the gunman was in custody. His name was not immediately released.
Authorities said they haven’t determined a motive or whether the shooter had any connection to Planned Parenthood, a national women’s health care provider that offers abortions at some clinics.
“We don’t have any information on this individual’s mentality, or his ideas or ideology,” Buckley said.
Planned Parenthood released a statement that said it did not know the full circumstances or motives behind the attack, or whether the organization was the target.