Police officer and 9 others killed in Boulder, Colorado, grocery store assault: NPR

Police stand outside a King Soopers grocery store where a shooting took place Monday afternoon in Boulder, Colorado. David Zalubowski / AP hide the caption

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Police stand outside a King Soopers grocery store that was shot Monday afternoon in Boulder, Colorado.

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Ten people were killed by a rifleman in Boulder, Colorado in a mass shooting at a grocery store that left a trail of bodies, including one officer, officials said Monday evening.

Maris Herold, Boulder Police Chief, identified the officer as Eric Talley, who has been on duty since 2010.

Herold called a Talley a hero and said the 51-year-old was the first officer to arrive at the scene after calling a “possible person with a patrol rifle”. He was fatally shot by the rifleman.

According to Herold, the investigation is expected to take at least five days.

“I’m so sorry for the loss of Officer Tally. … We’ll be working day and night,” said Herold. “I know there are people out there waiting for an answer.”

She did not disclose the names of the other nine victims and said the department would “try to identify all victims as soon as possible”.

Earlier in the day, Boulder District Attorney Michael Dougherty told reporters a person interested in custody.

Without revealing the suspect’s name, he added, “This person has been injured and is being treated for their injuries.”

Cmdr. Kelly Yamaguchi confirmed that one of the victims in the supermarket was a Boulder police officer. However, he declined to list any other deaths.

Yamaguchi also stated that the only person who sustained serious injuries is the alleged gunman, who is being treated at a local hospital. And he assured the public that there is no ongoing threat.

Dougherty noticed the speedy response from law enforcement, arriving just before 3 p.m. within minutes of 911 calls

A swarm of Boulder police officers, SWAT, and other local and federal law enforcement officers, including the FBI and ATF, quickly captured the event at the King Soopers grocery store.

The media recorded a shirtless man walking calmly out of the King Soopers grocery store in handcuffs. His right leg – from knee to foot – was covered in what looked like blood. He was taken away in an ambulance.

It has not been confirmed whether the man is the alleged gunman who is now in custody.

Law enforcement on the roof of King Soopers in Boulder, Colorado on Monday. Hart W. Van Denburg / Colorado Public Radio Hide Caption

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Boulder Police Department officials alerted the public to an “active shooter” situation at 2:49 pm local time and warned the public to stay away from the area.

ABC reported that “Officials responded to a report from someone who was shot in the parking lot and when they got to the scene, a suspect opened fire on them.”

“The entire building is surrounded. You must surrender,” announced the Boulder Police in the grocery store parking lot, where many of the store’s windows were broken.

“Come out unarmed with your hands up,” they ordered.

By 4.15 p.m., the officers had cleared the supermarket and the customers who were inside during the entire ordeal were led out.

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Boulder Police Department officials alerted the public to an “active shooting” situation at the King Soopers site at 2:49 pm and warned the public to stay away from the area. Hart W. Van Denburg / Colorado Public Radio Hide Caption

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Boulder Police Department officials alerted the public to an “active shooting” situation at the King Soopers site at 2:49 pm and warned the public to stay away from the area.

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Responding to news of the ongoing incident on Twitter, Governor Jared Polis wrote, “My heart breaks as we watch this unspeakable event unfold in our bouldering community. We are putting all public safety resources at the disposal of the sheriff -Assist the Boulder County Department in their activities. ” Work to secure the store. “

My heart breaks as we watch this unspeakable event play out in our bouldering community. We are providing all public safety resources to help the Boulder County Sheriff’s Department keep business safe.

Full explanation: pic.twitter.com/m8nI24pahU

– Governor Jared Polis (@GovofCO) March 22, 2021

The Colorado shooting comes less than a week after a string of shootings in the Atlanta area that resulted in eight people being killed by a white shooter, including six women of Asian origin.

This shooting devastated Asian and Asian-American communities across the country amid increasing crimes against these groups.

This is a developing story. Some things reported by the media will later turn out to be wrong. We will focus on reports from officials and other agencies, credible news outlets and reporters who are on the ground. We will update as soon as the situation develops.

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