Accused Planned Parenthood Shooter Asked for Directions to Facility

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Flowers are left at an intersection near the Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on November 28. Isaiah J. Downing/Reuters

The gunman accused of killing three people and injuring nine others during a November standoff at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado last month asked at least one person in a shopping center for directions to the facility.

Police haven't commented about Robert Dear's motive in the November 27 attack in Colorado Springs. But an Associated Press report suggests there is evidence the 57-year-old was concerned about abortion, as he reportedly said "no more baby parts" during his arrest, and that his views led him to target Planned Parenthood.

Teri Frank with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office says she couldn't confirm nor deny the information because of the ongoing investigation. The official who spoke to the AP was not authorized to discuss the investigation publicly.

This week Dear, who the AP reports held survivalist ideals, is expected to face charges of murder and other crimes for the deadly attack.

Dear is accused of killing a police officer and two civilians, including an Iraq War veteran.

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