Kopp struck in the suburbs of Buffalo, my old hometown. The AP writes:
Kopp was lying in wait behind Slepian's suburban Amherst home Oct. 23, 1998, and fired once through a rear kitchen window after the doctor returned from a memorial service for his father. Slepian's wife and four sons were home at the time.I, for one, am glad that there is one less madman on the streets who threatens the rights of women to control the process of their own bodies, and the health providers who attend to their needs.
A suspect soon after the shooting, Kopp fled to Mexico and then Ireland before ending up in France. He is a suspect in the non-fatal shootings of four other abortion providers in Canada and Rochester between 1994 and 1997.