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Civilian victims of Planned Parenthood shooting in Colorado Springs identified; Centennial Boulevard reopens

November 29, 2015 Updated: December 1, 2015 at 11:17 am
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photo - Flowers were left at the base of a Centennial Boulevard light post Sunday to honor the three people killed in the Planned Parenthood shooting. (Ryan Maye Handy, The Gazette)
Flowers were left at the base of a Centennial Boulevard light post Sunday to honor the three people killed in the Planned Parenthood shooting. (Ryan Maye Handy, The Gazette) 

Here's a look at some of Sunday's developments in the aftermath of Friday's shooting at Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood that killed three people.

- Civilian victims have been identified as Jennifer Markovsky and Ke'Arre M. Stewart.

On Facebook, Stewart's sister Leyonte Chandler wrote that he was an Army veteran who served a tour in Iraq. Stewart, 29, leaves behind two young daughters.

Sharon Wolfe said she worked with Stuart when he was a supervisor at CGI Technologies & Solutions, which provided customer support for the Connect for Colorado Health Insurance Assistance Program.

"He was probably one of the most caring men I've ever met in my life," Wolfe said. "He was always there to help. If you ever had a question, you knew you could go to Ke'Arre. He was always there to lend a hand."

Read more here about Stewart.

Markovsky was married and had a son and a daughter, said John Ah-King, Markovsky's father in a telephone conversation from his home in Honolulu, Hi.

"She was the most wonderful, kindest person you'd ever know." Markowsky said. "She was willing to help everybody or anybody who needed help. She was always there for everyone."

Read more here about Markovsky.

- Centennial Boulevard was reopened late Sunday afternoon after being closed two days. Some areas in the Knig Soopers shopping center, west of Centennial, remained closed Sunday.

- Autopsies are scheduled Monday for two people slain in Friday's deadly rampage at Planned Parenthood in west Colorado Springs, one of many grim steps ahead as the city continues its recovery after a gunman's five-hour reign of violence.

- Vigils and prayer services have been held in remembrance of the third person killed, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs Officer Garrett Swasey, a six-year veteran and former champion skater and church elder.

- A Community Crisis Recovery Center opened Sunday in Colorado Springs to assist people directly impacted by the Planned Parenthood shootings, according to the Colorado Springs Joint Information Center, which has been releasing updates about the investigation.

Those needing help may report to Mortgage Solutions Financial Center, 3650 N. Nevada Ave., between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m., today through Thursday.

- One victim from Friday's shooting was released from Memorial Hospital, leaving just one patient out of the four they had received. A condition wasn't available. Penrose Hospital reported having three patients from the shooting but did not disclose their conditions.

- Authorities say they will not confirm reports that the Planned Parenthood suspect, Robert Lewis Dear Jr., said "no more baby parts" as he was escorted from the bloodied office, suggesting that antiabortion zealotry was behind the attacks.

- Whether more information is released Sunday will be decided by the operators of the Joint Information Center, which plans to release any new details at noon and again at 4 p.m., Kirby said.

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