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Colorado Standoff Ends in Tragedy


Garett Swasey, 44 year-old slain officer

Two Civilians and one police officer died during a five-hour standoff in Colorado Springs, Co. yesterday. Nine other people injured in the shooting and transported to an area hospital are reported to be in good condition this morning.

The shooter has been identified as Robert Lewis Dear from North Carolina.

Dear was taken into custody after officers inside the building shouted at him. Previously Dear fired at police who entered the building.

The slain officer is identified as Garrett Swasey, 44, a six-year veteran of the force.

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