An Iraq War veteran was killed in Friday’s shootings at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colo., while trying to save others, family members said.
Ke’Arre Stewart, a 29-year-old who served in the U.S. Army’s Fourth Infantry Division, had stepped outside the clinic to get cellphone service when he was shot, his brother, Leyonte Chandler, told NBC News.
Stewart then ran back inside to try to help others.
“He tried to run back inside the building — well, he did — and tell the other people inside, you know, ‘Take cover, get down.’ People started taking cover, hiding in bathrooms and whatnot,” Chandler said. “I believe that’s his military instinct, you know: Leave no soldier behind, leave no civilian behind, just leave no one behind. I don’t know where he was at, as far as how many more breaths he had, but he knew. And before his time ran out, I guess that was his main priority: to help and save other lives.”
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