Alleged Planned Parenthood Shooter to Face Possible First-Degree Murder Charges

Alleged Planned Parenthood Shooter to Face Possible First-Degree Murder Charges
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The alleged gunman in the Nov. 27 Planned Parenthood shooting, Robert Lewis Dear, made his first televised appearance on Monday. A local reporter for the Colorado Gazette, Jakob Rodgers, tweeted on Monday afternoon about the televised advisement that Dear could face first-degree murder charges. 

Authorities have detained Dear, 57, without bond after taking him into custody as the primary suspect after the shooting on Friday. Three people died and nine more were injured during the shootout. 

In the lead-up to the court's advisement, authorities kept Dear at the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center.

According to ABC News, authorities said that during the attack, Dear made comments that could indicate animosity toward Planned Parenthood. However, a formal motive has yet to be announced. 

Authorities searched Dear's mobile home, located west of Colorado Springs in a town called Hartsel, and federal agents and the press speak to residents to try and piece together clues about the suspect's persona.

"You could tell he wasn't that friendly of a guy," Gary Murr, a Hartsel resident, told ABC News. "He sure didn't smile or nothing. He would just answer a question and that's it."

Nov. 30, 2015, 4:20 p.m. Eastern: This story has been updated. 

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Liz Rowley

Liz is a staff writer at Mic, covering breaking news. She is based in New York and can be reached at lrowley@mic.com.

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