Transcript for Shooting in Colorado Springs Leaves 3 Dead
Hey, good morning. The man accused of attacking a planned parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs taken into custody, Robert Louis Deere and police say he is behind a day of terror. Here's what we know. The siege lasted more than five hours. 115 officers rushed to the scene in the end, 9 people were injured and 3 people were killed including a police officer who "The New York times" reports this morning was also the co-pastor of his church. Clayton Sandell was there as the siege ended and joins us from the scene. Clayton, good morning to you. Good morning to you, Dan. You can see the police are still here on the scene. They have been here overnight. The planned parenthood office is right down the treat. They say it could take them days to process this crime scene and perhaps even longer to understand why it happened. Active shooter. Reporter: Police get the first 911 calls at 11:38 A.M. Holy cow. Oh, my god. Reporter: An active shooter inside the planned parenthood building armed with a rifle outside ozi O'Connell just dropped off friends when the gunman aimed at him. He was aiming for my head. I could see it in his eyes. Reporter: He was cut by flying glass but the bullets missed. Police officers coming to help were shot. One 44-year-old Garrity Swayze, a married father of two did not survive. This morning a procession escorting the fallen officer from the scene. Around 115 officers joined by federal agents from the ATF and FBI swarm in. The scene erupting into a gun battle. Nearby shoppers and businesses under lockdown. For all I knew, someone was coming our way. So that was really scary while I will fumbling -- that was the most terrifying moment of my life. Reporter: Starting at 2 P.M. Officers begin using armored vehicles to smash through walls rescuing people trapped inside. Our officers acted with untold valor to make sure that individuals were safely taken out of the planned parenthood building. Reporter: Finally at 4:52 P.M., the suspect who sources say is 57-year-old Robert deer tells police he is ready to give up. The officers were able to shout to the suspect and make communication with him at that point they were able to get him to surrender. Reporter: Three people are dead. We mourn the loss of the two civilian victims. We mourn the loss of a very brave police officer. Reporter: Nine other people, four civilians and five more police officers wouchdzed now in good condition. Overnight planned parenthood saying they are profoundly grateful for their heroism. This was a terrible tragedy but for the actions of the first responders. Reporter: The gunman told him he acted alone but at this point they have not said if he alleged opened fire and targeted that planned parenthood office. He will have his first court appearance Monday.
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