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ABC News(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) --  A woman who was caught in the crossfire during a shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs Friday said the suspect fired at random.

Ketanya Craion was in an exam room when the shooting began Friday morning. Three people were killed and nine others were injured before police arrested 57-year-old Robert Dear after an hours-long standoff.

“When I saw him shooting the guns, it looked like he was talking to himself as he was shooting,” said Craion.

Craion said she ran out of the exam room and into another, where she found a nurse and a patient unaware of the shooting.

"She was about to release the other girl to go back to the lobby because she was done with the services that they were doing," she said. "When I came in, they weren’t aware of anything until they heard the gunshots and me identify that there was a gunman on site.

Craion said she and the others pushed an exam bed up against the door since it didn't have a lock. The three of them sat in front of the door for about five hours.

Police haven't released a motive for the shooting or said whether the Planned Parenthood clinic was the intended target. Dear exchanged gunfire with police throughout the day, authorities said.

"It looked like maybe there was someone outside that he was trying to aim at before he actually entered in the Planned Parenthood," said Craion.

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Chicago Police Department(CHICAGO) --  Corey Morgan, one of three men charged with the murder of a 9-year-old boy in Chicago, was denied bond in his first court appearance Friday, where prosecutors revealed chilling details of the boy's final hours and his "execution."

Morgan, 27, is one of three men currently in custody or being sought in connection to Tyshawn Lee's death on Nov. 2. An arrest warrant for first-degree murder was also issued for 22-year-old Kevin Edwards, and a third man -- whom police have not named -- is in custody on an unrelated offense, according to police. All men are documented gang members, police said.

Morgan is a convicted felon, and was out on bond on a gun charge when he was arrested, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said at a news conference Friday morning, describing him as having an "extensive violent criminal history who likely shouldn't have been on the streets."

During Morgan's hearing, Cook County prosecutors gave a chilling description of the final hours of Lee's life, who they said was targeted amid a murderous cycle following the death of Morgan's 13-year-old brother, Tracy, in an allegedly gang-related feud.

"Shortly after the shooting, [Morgan] stated that since his brother was killed and his mama shot, he was going to kill grandmas, mamas, kids and all," prosecutors said. "After that day, [Morgan] and two others went out daily armed with guns, looking to retaliate."

Lee was in a neighborhood park in Chicago's Auburn Gresham neighborhood when police say he was "lured" into an alley and shot multiple times. Prosecutors revealed witnesses' accounts that allegedly place the three suspects in the park at different times while Lee was in the play lot, swinging in a swing set with his basketball down next to him.

At one point, Morgan and one of the other men drove away in a black SUV while the third suspect stayed in the park, according to the prosecutor. The man even picked up and dribbled Lee's basketball -- the same one later found near the boy's body.

Later, the man and Lee allegedly went to the alley together, followed by the black SUV that Morgan and the other man were seen getting into, prosecutors said. When the boy walked to about the middle of the alley, he was shot several times, prosecutors said, citing witnesses who allegedly heard multiple gunshots.

An autopsy revealed several gunshot wounds in Lee's body, including to the head and others at close range. A wound to the right hand appeared to show Lee tried to block the gunshot, according to the autopsy the prosecutors presented.

After the shots, the SUV sped away, according to the prosecutors.

The prosecutors have asked that Morgan be given a life sentence, court documents show.

An attorney representing Morgan, Jonathan Brayman, issued a statement, saying: "Corey has absolutely denied involvement in Tyshawn Lee's tragic death. At this point, we have very limited information and will need time to investigate how it is Corey came to be named in this case."

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aijohn784/iStock/ThinkStock(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) --  A man identified as the suspect who killed three people -- including a police officer -- at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs Friday was being held on no bond as he awaited his first court appearance scheduled for Monday.

Federal law enforcement sources identified the shooting suspect as 57-year-old Robert Dear. Jail records didn't list charges but showed him being held on two administrative holds.

After entering the Planned Parenthood clinic, Dear engaged in a standoff with police that lasted several hours, authorities said. The standoff came to an end when police officers entered the building and began shouting at the suspect, according to Colorado Springs Lt. Catherine Buckley. It was then that officers got "him to surrender and he was taken into custody," Buckley said.

The slain police officer was identified as Garrett Swasey. The other two victims haven't been identified.
At least nine others were injured in the shooting.

Police haven't released a motive for the shooting or said whether the Planned Parenthood clinic was the intended target.

In a statement, Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards said: “Our hearts go out to the families and loved ones of the brave law enforcement officers who put themselves in harm's way in Colorado Springs. We are profoundly grateful for their heroism in helping to protect all women, men and young people as they access basic health care in this country.”

President Obama said in a statement, "The last thing Americans should have to do, over the holidays or any day, is comfort the families of people killed by gun violence -- people who woke up in the morning and bid their loved ones goodbye with no idea it would be for the last time."

"This is not normal," he added. "We can’t let it become normal. If we truly care about this -- if we’re going to offer up our thoughts and prayers again, for God knows how many times, with a truly clean conscience -- then we have to do something about the easy accessibility of weapons of war on our streets to people who have no business wielding them. Period. Enough is enough."

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iStock/Thinkstock(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) -- A woman inside the Planned Parenthood near a shooting in Colorado Springs Friday called her brother while shots were being fired, he said.

Joan Motolilia spoke to ABC News and said that he got a call from his sister as the shooting was happening.

Motolilia said his sister, whose name he did not share, had an appointment at the Planned Parenthood.
"I heard the shots so I got really scared for my sister," he said. "As soon as I heard the shots, she hung up on me, and I didn't try to call her back, I didn't want to risk her life."

Motolilia said that he heard about three shots fired.

Three people, including a University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS) police officer, were killed in the shooting; nine other people were wounded. A suspect has been detained following a standoff, according to police.

Vicki Cowart, the president and CEO of the Rocky Mountain Planned Parenthood, released a statement saying "our concern is for the safety of our patients, staff and law enforcement."

An employee and a manager at a Supercuts near the the Planned Parenthood clinic also heard gun shots. They said they locked themselves in a salon's breakroom because they didn't know the location of the shooter.

"We were just sitting on our chairs looking out the window and we saw this red light like go by really fast and like going super fast, so we were like what heck is going on?" Caren Kesterson told ABC News.

"So we got up, and we looked outside and then like all of these cop cars showed up and they were behind their cars, yelling get down, get down. And I heard gunshots and everything. And then for awhile they were just shooting and I saw an officer go down," she said.

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ABC News(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) -- Two civilians and one police officer were killed at the Planned Parenthood building in Colorado Springs, Colo., Friday. The gunman has been detained, according to the Colorado Springs police department, and nine individuals, including five police officers, have been wounded.

Federal law enforcement sources and a local official have told ABC News that the suspect has been identified as Robert Lewis Dear, 57.

According to his booking sheet, Dear will be in court Monday and is being held without bond.

The motive behind the shooting is unknown.

The deceased officer was on the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS) police department. In a statement released by the university, the officer has been identified as Garrett Swasey, 44. It added that Swasey, who was with the UCCS police department for six years, was killed in the line of duty.

"UCCS is working with Officer Swasey’s family and continues to support the Colorado Springs Police Department at the shooting scene," said university chancellor Pam Shockley Zalabak in the statement.
Police said that the nine victims were taken to local hospitals for gunshot wounds. All are in good condition at this time, police said.

“There is a huge crime scene that has to be processed and we have to determine how many victims there are," Mayor John Suthers told reporters this evening.

The "active shooter" situation at the Planned Parenthood building lasted for roughly five hours Friday afternoon. The suspect had brought "items" with him into the Planned Parenthood building. Police said they do not know what the items were.

The standoff came to an end when police officers were able to gain entry to the building and began shouting to communicate with the suspect, according to Colorado Springs Lt. Catherine Buckley. It was then that officers got "him to surrender and he was taken into custody" at 4:52 p.m. local time, Buckley said.

Police are still working to clear the Planned Parenthood building and said they are treating it "as a crime scene." Officials are also working to help anyone in the surrounding buildings who set up barricades during the standoff.

"This is still very much unfolding for us," Buckley said.

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper released the following statement: “We hold the Colorado Springs community in our thoughts and prayers. The bravery and courage of local law enforcement officers have prevented a dire situation from being far worse, and we are all grateful. We are in contact with Mayor Suthers. All state Public Safety resources are at the ready, if and when needed.”

President Obama was briefed on the shooting, a White House official confirmed, and the FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) are assisting in the investigation.

Police initially responded to a call of shots fired in the Planned Parenthood at 11:38 a.m. local time. The shooter had a "long gun" of some type. Police said there was just one suspect.

“Our hearts go out to the families and loved ones of the brave law enforcement officers who put themselves in harm's way in Colorado Springs," said Planned Parenthood Federation of America president Cecile Richards in a statement. "We are profoundly grateful for their heroism in helping to protect all women, men and young people as they access basic health care in this country.”

Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains issued a statement that said that while the Colorado Springs health center remains closed, "our 28 other regional health centers will remain open."

Police said the connection between the shooting and Planned Parenthood was not clear.

Cops have asked residents to avoid the area near Centennial Boulevard and West Fillmore Street. They also tweeted that a stretch of Centennial Boulevard, from Garden of Gods Road to Fillmore, has been closed in both directions.

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Chris Rogers/iStock/ThinkStock(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) --  The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) will honor a police officer who was killed in a shooting at a Planned Parenthood clinic on Friday.

Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams will observe a moment of silence in honor of officer Garrett Swasey at their games Saturday. Swasey, 44, was killed when he responded in support of Colorado Springs police to reports of an active shooter Friday morning.

Two others were killed and at least nine people were injured. A suspect -– whom federal law enforcement sources and a local official identified as Robert Lewis Dear -– was detained following an hours-long standoff, according to authorities. A motive for the shooting has not been released.

Swasey was a six-year veteran of the UCCS police department.

According to the Denver Post, before he was a police officer, Swasey was a junior national couples ice dancing champion in 1992. He also competed in the U.S. Figure Skating Championships three years later.

Swasey was married and a father of two children, said the university.

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Courtesy North Ridgeville Ohio Police Dept.(CLEVELAND) -- It wasn't your average stray animal call.

The North Ridgeville Police Department in Ohio received a bizarre call Friday morning when a motorist reported seeing a kangaroo.

According to ABC News affiliate WEWS-TV, the person who made the call told police the kangaroo was "doing whatever kangaroos do" as he hopped along a road.

Police said they were able to get the 3-year-old kangaroo, named Foster, back to his owners safely.

The owners of the pet aren't holding the kangaroo as a pet illegally either. According to police, "With the proper permits, you can have a kangaroo in the city."

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The Gold Family(NEW ORLEANS) --New surveillance video shows a clearer picture of the moments leading up to the shooting of 25-year-old Tulane medical student Peter Gold as he stepped in to help a woman who was being dragged by a man on a New Orleans street last Friday.

In the video, the suspect is seen getting out of a SUV and crossing the street. Once out, he goes towards the vehicle with the victim under his arm. But, as he approaches the car, the woman falls to the sidewalk in a struggle, and the suspect snatches her purse and gets into the driver’s seat.

Peter Gold is seen stopping his car in the middle of the street and getting out to help the victim. The suspect, identified Monday by police as 21-year-old Euric Cain, then gets out of his car and shoots Gold, who is seen backed up against the wall with his hands up.

As Gold lies on the ground clutching his stomach, the gunman tries to shoot him again but, fiddles with a gun that appears to be jammed. After that, he drives off in his SUV, leaving Gold and the woman on the sidewalk.

Concerned Good Samaritans are then seen running toward them to help.

Cain faces charges of attempted first-degree murder, second-degree kidnapping and armed robbery, police said Monday. A $12,500 reward had been offered for information leading up to his arrest.

Cain was also arrested earlier this month for possession of a stolen cellphone during a carjacking, police said. He has not entered a plea according to court records.

"Now he will likely spend the rest of his life in jail, as he should," New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said of Cain during a news conference Monday.

Gold was in stable condition as of Wednesday.

Tulane President, Mike Fitts said Friday, the student is expected to make a full recovery.

"I ask that you keep Peter and his family in your thoughts and prayers," Fitts said. "He is an outstanding student who represents the best of Tulane in every possible way."

“Doesn’t surprise me that he would have pulled over his car and attempted to save somebody," Gold’s friend and classmate Ryan O’Halloran told ABC News.

“He’s a great guy,” O’Halloran continued, adding that Gold is “a guy who generally always has your back."

Gold’s family gave ABC News the following statement: “While we deeply appreciate everyone’s concern, support and prayers as our family faces this crisis, our sole focus at this time is on Peter’s recovery. We ask that everyone respect our need for privacy while we join Peter as he begins to recover from the injuries he has sustained."

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Scott Olson/Getty Images(CHICAGO) --  Hundreds of protesters indignant at police brutality in Chicago took to the city's popular "Magnificent Mile" shopping district on Black Friday, mere days after the release of dash cam video showing a police officer firing 16 shots at Laquan McDonald.

Chanting "Stop the cover up, 16 shots" and "Black power," demonstrators marched through rain and mist along Michigan Avenue, shutting down the avenue's northbound lanes and partially blocking the southbound lane as shoppers stood in the sidewalks.

Friday's protest is one of many that occurred in the city this week after police released two different videos of the Oct. 20, 2014 shooting following a court order. Some protesters are calling for the resignation of CPD Commissioner Garry McCarthy.

 Religious, youth and union leaders are expected to be part of the event. Organizers from different groups called protesters to gather at three different locations between Pioneer Court and Water Tower along "Magnificent Mile," ABC News station WLS in Chicago reported.

Laquan McDonald died in a hospital after Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke allegedly shot him 16 times last year. Van Dyke, who had been on administrative duty since the shooting last October, was charged with murder on Tuesday. The officer, a 14-year veteran of the police department, had a history of civilian complaints of misconduct, according to data obtained by the Chicago-based watchdog group the Invisible Institute.

Van Dyke's attorney has said the officer feared for his life when he fired at McDonald and that the case should be tried in the courtroom, not in social media or on city streets. Van Dyke's next court appearance is on Nov. 30.

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iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(ORANGE COUNTY, Calif.) --  A California man was asked to leave an American Airlines flight because of his size.

Chris Shelley, an engineer from Huntington Beach, Calif., was flying from Dallas/Forth Worth International Airport to John Wayne Airport in Orange County, Calif., on Nov. 20 when an airline employee approached him and demanded he exit the airplane after another passenger complained, Shelley told ABC News today.

Shelley, a frequent flyer of American Airlines, was already sitting in the middle seat when an elderly lady sat in the aisle seat next to him, Shelley said.

 “She put her luggage away and sat down, and immediately started to squirm” before getting up from her seat, Shelley said.

Moments later, an airline employee, who Shelley believes was a gate agent, “abruptly” told him to grab his stuff and leave the plane because the elderly woman complained that he was “too big,” according to Shelley.

Shelley, who said he is not “overly obese” and has never had a problem fitting into an airplane seat before, asked to see the employee’s manager.

“They started to give my seat away so I asked if anybody bothered to ask the lady to switch seats with me,” Shelley said, adding that he was able to remain on the flight when the woman agreed to switch seats.

Shelley immediately filed a complaint and received three emails from the airline and a call from a customer service agent, he said, but none contained an apology from the employee, pilot or manager, which is what Shelley said he really wants.

A spokesperson for American Airlines told ABC News today that the airline is investigating what happened on-board and will “ensure similar circumstances are handled better in the future.”

The spokesperson added: “We apologize to Mr. Shelley for his experience on a recent flight with us. We always aim to give our all of our customers the best possible travel experience and we fell short of that with Mr. Shelley while trying to accommodate another passenger.”

Shelley said he may stop flying with American Airlines after the incident.

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(CHICAGO) — A convicted felon was arrested in connection with the "unspeakable" murder of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee in Chicago, police announced Friday — one of "at least three" suspects allegedly involved in the case, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Friday.

The suspect, Corey Morgan, 27, was charged with first-degree murder in the "execution" of Tyshawn, who police said was lured to an alley and shot several times in the upper body, including the head and the chest, on Nov. 2.

This is not Morgan's first encounter with police — he is a convicted felon and registered gang member, McCarthy said. Just a few weeks ago, police said they picked him up with a firearm.

The status of the case was not clear.

McCarthy described Morgan as an individual with "extensive violent criminal history who likely shouldn't have been on the streets."

Of the other two suspects, one — whom police did not name — is in custody on a gun charge unrelated to Tyshawn's killing and is expected to be charged with first-degree murder. The suspect has not yet been formally charged.

An arrest warrant on first-degree murder charges will be issued for the third suspect, who police Friday identified as Kevin Edwards.

One of the suspects was a driver, another was the triggerman, but it was not clear which of the suspects was allegedly responsible for which role.

Police said identifying the suspects was possible because of community intelligence and detective work.

"There was a lot of fear," he said, praising the community for coming forward with information.

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iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The North Lawn of the White House went on lockdown Thursday after a man identified as Joseph Caputo jumped over the fence and was taken into custody, authorities said.

“Today, at approximately 2:45 p.m., Joseph Caputo scaled over the north fence line of the White House Complex gaining access to the North Grounds," U.S. Secret Service spokesman Robert Hoback wrote in an email Thursday. "Caputo was immediately apprehended and taken into custody."

The initial charge against Caputo is unlawful entry.  However, this will most likely be changed and more charges could be added against him. 

After going over the fence, Caputo, draped with an American flag, was quickly apprehended and taken into custody.

Authorities searched him inside the White House perimeter before taking him to an awaiting police vehicle.

The White House was on lockdown for three hours and Pennsylvania Avenue was cleared of pedestrians. The south fence line was also temporarily closed.

The incident happened while the First Family was at home and months after the Secret Service took numerous steps to improve security at the White House, including adding a short bike rack fence and spikes atop a fence lining the perimeter of the complex.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Parents in New York City witnessed their worst nightmare come true when a thief was caught creeping around their home on Wednesday morning, a police report said.

Prior to getting in the Flushing, Queens home, the burglar was caught on a surveillance video outside around 2.20 a.m., the New York City Police department said.

The footage released by police, documents the suspect crawling around with a knife in his mouth and skulking around the house for approximately 30 minutes, ABC news owned station, WABC in New York reported.

In addition to that, the video shows the suspect going into the owner's bedroom and taking a Samsung S6 cellphone that was sitting on top of a dresser.

WABC said, the burglar fled on foot when the 42-year-old resident woke up and shouted at him.

Police describe the suspect as 6’2” and 200 pounds. At the time of entry, "he was wearing all black and a black snow cap with 'diamond' in red and white letting on it," the report stated.

"[The neighborhood] changed,” the owner told WABC. “We have to check all the doors and windows.”

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iStock/Thinkstock(OPHIR, Colo.) -- Two brothers feared the worst for each other’s fate when they triggered separate avalanches while skiing in the backcountry of Ophir, Colorado.

On Wednesday, Brian Holmes, 26, triggered the first avalanche when he started his descent near Waterfall Canyon in Ophir, police said. His 27-year-old brother, Alex Holmes, told police that he triggered a second avalanche when he tried to ski down to search for Brian and left the area to go for help.

Police and rescue volunteers began their search for the brothers around 1 p.m., authorities said. Around the same time, dispatchers received a call from Brian’s cellphone and heard someone breathing, but nothing else.

Brian later told police that he slid about 1,000 feet down the mountain and landed on his back. He said most of his body was covered in snow, other than his face and one arm. He was able to get himself out of the snow in 10 to 15 minutes, police said.

 "He then began searching for his brother, whom he thought was dead," police said.

After searching for about an hour, Brian made his way down to the town of Ophir around 2 p.m. He was taken to Telluride Medical Center and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Sheriff’s Deputy Todd Rector said in a report that given the wind and worsening conditions, it’s not surprising that an avalanche was triggered.

“The [San Juan mountain range] in general can represent some of the most tenuous snow conditions on the continent, he said. “Given the circumstances and nature of the slide, this skier is extremely fortunate.”

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iStock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) -- New dash cam footage released from the night of teen Laquan McDonald's fatal shooting by police shows the teen running from a cop car.

This blurry footage, taken from the dash camera in officer Jason Van Dyke's patrol car, shows the 17-year-old running from the vehicle.

The video from the night of Oct. 20, 2014, released by police, ends less than 30 seconds before Van Dyke began shooting McDonald.

Van Dyke, who has since been charged with first degree murder is accused of shooting McDonald 16 times in a 14 to 15 second span, authorities said.

Footage from another police car's dash cam, which arrived at the scene less than one minute after McDonald, shows the teen lying on the ground. He later died at a hospital.

The footage from Van Dyke's camera comes two days after Chicago police released the initial footage of McDonald being fatally shot. The police released that footage, against the wishes of McDonald's family, after a court order.

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