Colorado Shooter Identified, Motives Unknown

The shooter in yesterday’s standoff at the Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs has been identified as Robert Lewis Dear, age 57, originally from North Carolina. His background and motives are still unclear, though media is now sifting through anything and everything connected to him.

Dear being taken into custody, November 27, 2015 (photo: Reuters)
Dear being taken into custody, November 27, 2015 (photo: Reuters)

The Daily Mail is reporting that Dear lived in a cabin in the woods while in North Carolina – literally. He also has a very limited criminal history in South Carolina.

Public records from South Carolina show that he was charged with cruelty to animals for an incident where he shot a dog and charged with being a peeping tom, eavesdropping or peeping in 2002 for an incident after ‘making unwanted advancements’ towards a woman and being seen in the bushes by her house.
He was found not guilty of the first charge and the second was dismissed, though a restraining order was issued in the case.

In 1997 his wife also called police for a domestic violence evidence where she says he locked her out of their house and pushed her out a window when she entered.

She did not press charges.

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