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5 officers wounded in Planned Parenthood shooting released from hospital

       Five law enforcement officers who were wounded by gunfire in the Nov. 27 shooting have survived and have been released from the hospital.
       They are four Colorado Springs Police Department officers and one El Paso County Sheriff's deputy.
       The incident at the Planned Parenthood building on Centennial Boulevard, lasted five hours and also claimed the lives of three people - UCCS officer Garrett Swasey and civilians Jennifer Markovsky and Ke’Arre Marcell Stewart.
       Robert Dear of Hartsel has been arrested, has made two court appearances and is being charged with murder.
       “All of them [the gunshot-wounded officers] are still recovering from their injuries and will need time out of the public eye to do so,” reads a Dec. 8 press release from the the Colorado Springs Police Department and El Paso County Sheriff's Office. “We will not be identifying any of our injured law enforcement personnel at this time; however, we did want to share this good news with our community.”
       Three other officers who suffered injuries other than gunshot wounds received medical treatment after the incident, according to Sgt. Pamela Castro of the Police Department. Their names have also not been released to the public.
       Additionally wounded by gunshots in the incident were four civilians (names also withheld). The press release acknowledges this: “We know that our officers and deputy were not the only ones injured in this event. We would like to extend our hope for a fast recovery to all of the victims injured in this tragic incident.”

Westside Pioneer/press release
(Posted 12/9/15; Community: Public Safety)

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