On Sunday afternoon, it was announced that Jennifer Markovsky was one of the Planned Parenthood shooting victims who died in Colorado Springs on Friday. Markovsky, a stay-at-home mom who moved to Colorado from Hawaii with her military husband, was at the clinic accompanying a friend, The Denver Post reported. Her father, John Ah-King, told the Post that he had just sent her a message the day before to wish her a happy Thanksgiving. He said, "She was the most lovable person. So kind-hearted, just always there when I needed her." He wrote on Facebook:
To my daughter Jennifer I'm going to miss so much , I lost you in a senseless shooting in Colorado Springs, Plan Parenthood , life was to short my beloved daughter , I was waiting to see you soon , I'm going to miss you , my memory's of you will live on in my heart and mind ! Missing you !!!
According to Hawaii News Now, Markovsky's friend was shot in the hand, the family said. Markovsky, 36, was originally from Waianae, Hawaii. She met her husband, Paul, when he was stationed in Hawaii and then moved to Colorado when he was given a new assignment. Markovsky's sister-in-law, Julia Miller, told The Denver Post she was shocked over Markovsky's death and that Paul is struggling to tell his children about their mother. "She's just a really sweet woman that would do anything for everyone," Miller said.
Earlier, Officer Garrett Swasey was identified as a victim in the shooting that left three people dead. The third victim was identified as Ke'Arre Stewart, an Iraq War veteran and father of two. Nine more people were injured in the attack.