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The Boulder Police Department has revealed the names of the 10 people killed during a mass shooting at a King Soopers grocery store in Boulder, Colorado, with local police officer Eric Talley, 51, among the victims.

The youngest victim was 20 years old and the oldest victim was 65 years old. Their families were notified shortly after 3am local time on Tuesday morning after all victims were identified by police.

Police also revealed the identity of the 21-year-old suspect. He was currently in the hospital seeking medical treatment but in stable condition, police said. He is expected to be released from the hospital and transported to Boulder County Jail later on Tuesday.

The suspect was charged with 10 counts of murder following the attack that started at 3pm local time on Monday. Eyewitnesses described a male gunman in tactical gear opening fire in silence on terrified shoppers.

“We had a very tragic incident today,” Chief Yamaguchi said on Monday. “There was loss of life, we have multiple people who were killed in this incident, and I am sorry to have to report that one of them was a Boulder police officer.”

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The attack stunned a state that has seen several mass shootings, including the 1999 Columbine High School massacre and the 2012 Aurora movie theater shooting. 


Six killed, including one police officer, in Boulder mass shooting

gunman killed at least six people, including a police officer, during a mass shooting at a Colorado grocery store, reports say.

The violence unfolded at the Kings Sooper store in Boulder on Monday afternoon and the shooter’s motive has not been determined, law-enforcement officials told the Wall Street Journal.

Six dead, including police officer, in Colorado grocery store mass shooting, reports say

A gunman killed at least six people, including a police officer, during a mass shooting at a Colorado grocery store, reports say.

Graeme Massie23 March 2021 01:25

Bloody handcuffed man pulled from Colorado mass shooting site after victims fled in grocery store ‘stampede’

An active shooter has been reported at Colorado grocery storepolice say.

Police in the university town of Boulder say they have responded to the incident at the King Soopers super market.

A law enforcement source told ABC News that officers responded to a report of someone being shot in the store’s car park, and were in turn fired upon by a suspect.

Graeme Massie23 March 2021 01:39

Boulder Police confirms death of officer

“Police: We have multiple victims who lost their lives. One of the victims is a Boulder police officer. Asking media to honor families’ privacy,” BPD tweeted.

Graeme Massie23 March 2021 01:42

Boulder Police Department hold press conference

Authorities gave very little detail on shocking incident during the media briefing.

Graeme Massie23 March 2021 01:44

Congresswoman Lauren Boebert criticized for tweeting about Biden during shooting in her state

Second Amendment advocate Lauren Boebert is facing criticism for tweeting about Joe Biden’s “lid” as dozens of police rushed to a shooting at a Colorado grocery store.

Police tweeted an active shooter alert in Boulder shortly before 3 pm local time, with a video showing a handcuffed man, shirtless and covered in blood, escorted from the building about 30 minutes later.

Justin Vallejo has more.

Graeme Massie23 March 2021 02:15

Ten confirmed dead in Boulder mass shooting

Police have confirmed ten people were killed in the mass shooting in Boulder on Monday afternoon.

Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold confirmed the death toll at a press conference: “My heart goes out to the victims of this incident. I am grateful for the officers who responded.” 

Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser said in a statement that he was angry at another act of ‘unspeakable violence’ in the state.

“I’m deeply saddened and angered with the news of another tragic shooting in Colorado,” he said.

“I’m thinking of all our fellow Coloradans in Boulder who were affected by the unspeakable violence that occurred at King Soopers on Table Mesa.”

23 March 2021 02:44

First victim named in Colorado mass shooting

Police officer Eric Talley has been named among the ten killed in the Boulder mass shooting

The 51-year-old officer’s death was confirmed during a second police press conference on Monday evening

Fellow officers paid their respects to Officer Talley at the scene of the shooting

Emergency vehicles followed the ambulance carrying his body as fellow officers saluted

Officer Talley was shot dead by the gunman while responding to a 911 call from the scene, police said

23 March 2021 03:33

Congresswoman Lauren Boebert says ‘random public shootings never ok'

Commenting on the shooting, Rep. Lauren Boebert tweeted that “random public shootings and senseless acts of violence are never ok.”

“My prayers are with the shoppers, employees, first responders & others affected by the shooting in Boulder.”

She was earlier criticised for tweeting about Joe Biden as police responded to the shooting at a Colorado grocery store. 

Akshita Jain23 March 2021 03:58

Investigation into Boulder shooting will take at least five days: police chief

Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold told CNN that the investigation into the shooting was “very complex” and would take no less than five days to complete. 

Ten people, including police officer Eric Talley, were killed in the mass shooting on Monday.

Police have arrested one suspect, but didn’t reveal his name or any other details. 

Akshita Jain23 March 2021 04:09

Colorado senator says ‘need to revisit national conversation about gun violence’

Colorado senator Michael Bennet said in a statement that “as the investigation continues, we need to revisit a national conversation about gun violence that does not regress into partisanship.”

He also said “it’s long past time for Congress to take meaningful action to keep deadly weapons out of the wrong hands.”

“Enough is enough.” 

Akshita Jain23 March 2021 04:31

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