Patty Neighbors, by James Anderson and Coleen Slane, Associated Press
Boulder, Colo. (AP) – A Shooting A Colorado Officials said the supermarket killed 10 people on Monday, including a police officer, who was the first to respond to the incident.
Police arrested a suspect, but did not show his name or any details about the shooting at the evening news conference, where Boulder Police Chief Maris Harold shed tears.
Investigators had just begun sorting through evidence and interviewing witnesses and did not have details on a motive for the shooting at the King Super Store in Boulder, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) northwest of Denver, and the University of Colorado Is home to Said Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty.
“It’s a tragedy and a nightmare for Boulder County,” Dougarty said. “These people were going about their day, doing their shopping. I promise the victims and the people of the state of Colorado that we will secure justice. “
According to a database compiled by the Associated Press, USA Today and Northeastern University, the attack was the seventh mass murder in the US since the March 16 shooting, killing eight people in three Atlanta-area massage businesses.
It follows a lullaby in mass murders during the pandemic in 2020, which, according to the database, had the smallest number of such attacks in more than a decade, not including the shooter but four or more dead. Tracks mass murders as defined in.
The officer was identified as 51-year-old Eric Talley, who had been with the Boulder Police since 2010, Harold said. He said that after a call about the shootout he went to the store and someone took the rifle, he said.
“He was one of the outstanding officers of the Boulder Police Department, and his life was very short,” Douleri said of Tally.
The identities of the other nine victims were not disclosed on Monday night as police were still not informing their family members.
U.S. Attorney Matthew Kirsch, acting for Colorado, said the “full weight of federal law enforcement” would support the investigation. He said investigators from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives along with FBI agents were at the crime scene.
Officers then found a blood-soaked man soaked in blood, leaving his foot in the handcuffs out of the store, but officials said he would not say if he was a suspect. He said the suspect was receiving medical care and was the only person to be injured who did not die.
Authorities have not revealed whether the suspect is the person who was taken from the shooting scene to Foothills Hospital in Boulder. The hospital will not release any further information about the patient at the hospital, said Boulder Community Health spokesman Rich Sheehan, who operates the hospital.
Dean Schiller told The Associated Press that he had just left the supermarket after going to the supermarket and saw three people coming down, two in the parking lot and one near the door. He said he could not “tell if they were breathing.”
The video posted on YouTube showed one person on the floor inside the store and two more on the ground. What the two gunshots sound like at the beginning of the video.
Law enforcement vehicles and officers massaged outside the store, including SWAT teams, and at least three helicopters landed on the roof. Some windows in the front of the store were broken.
At one point, officers said over loudspeakers that the building was surrounded and “you need to surrender.”
Sarah Moonshadow told the Denver Post that two shots of her and her son Nicholas Edwards quit buying strawberries. He said he told his son to step down and then “we just ran.”
Once they got out, he said that he saw a corpse in the parking lot. Edwards said police were moving very fast and standing next to the body.
“I knew we couldn’t do anything for the man,” he said. “We had to go.”
James Bentz told the Post that he was in the meat section when he heard what he thought was a misfire, then a series of pops.
“I was in the stampede then,” he said.
Bentz said he jumped back from a loading dock to escape and the younger people were helping the older people from it.
Colorado Village. Jared Polis tweeted a statement that he was “heartbroken as we witness this inexplicable incident in our Boulder community.”
Police were asked to give asylum to the people amid a report of an “armed, dangerous person” 3 miles (5 kilometers) from the grocery store, but later said at the news conference that it was not related to the shooting.
White House press secretary Jane Saki tweeted that President Joe Biden was informed of the shooting.
In a statement, the King Soopers series offered thoughts, prayers and support to our colleagues, customers and first responders who bravely responded to this sad situation. We will continue to cooperate with local law enforcement and our store will remain closed during police investigations. ‘
Kevin Daley, owner of the Sun Ater and Pizzeria restaurant in the underworld, said he was in his shop when he saw police cars coming and saw shopkeepers running from the grocery store. He said he took several people to keep them warm, and others boarded a bus provided by the Boulder Police and were taken.
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