Boulder shooting victims: Everything we know about 10 people killed in Colorado attack

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Police have identified the 10 victims of the mass shooting at a King Soopers grocery store in Colorado.

Among them was an 11-year veteran of the Boulder Police Department, Eric Talley, 51, and multiple staff of the grocery store, including the youngest victim, Denny Stong, 20, who was training to be a pilot, and Teri Leiker, 51, who had worked there for 30 years.

Kevin Mahoney, 61, walked his daughter down the aisle at her wedding last summer and was expecting the birth of a new granddaughter. Tralona Bartkowiak, 49, had just gotten engaged to be married. Nevin Stanisic, 23, was a shy you man on his way to repair a coffee machine at the shopping centre.

As details continue to emerge of the 10 lives lost and the loved ones they left behind, this is what we know so far.

Denny Stong, 20

Denny Stong

Denny Stong, the youngest of the 10 victims, worked at King Soopers since 2018.

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He was an enthusiast of motorcycles and planes, and proud of his role as an essential worker during the coronavirus pandemic.

“I can’t stay home, I am a Grocery Store Worker,” he wrote on his profile picture.

Mr Strong was also training to be a pilot, according to his best friend’s mother, Laura Cole Spicer.

“My heart breaks. My son’s best friend, Denny Stong was killed at the Boulder King Soopers yesterday. He was 21 and was training to become a pilot. Ben is crushed,” she wrote on Facebook.

Neven Stanisic, 23

Neven Stanisic

Nevin Stanisic was a man of faith who had fled Bosnia with his family 20 years ago for a better life in the United States, Reverand Radovan Petrovic told The Denver Post.

Mr Petrovic said the 23-year-old, a graduate of Alameda West High School, was likely on his way to fix a coffee machine at a Starbucks at the King Soopers location on Monday.

The reverend’s wife, Ivana Petro, told the Post that Mr Stanisic was an “amazing” person who set a good example for her own four children.

“We’ve known the family ever since we became their spiritual father and mother here. He was a very good, shy, hardworking boy and one of those kiddos who listened to his parents the best,” she told the outlet.

The Serbian ambassador to the US, Marko Djuric, offered his condolences to Mr Stanisic, who was of Serbian origin.

Rikki Olds, 25

Rikki Olds

Rikki Olds, from Lafayette, attended Centaurus High School and Front Range Community College, according to her Facebook profile.

She worked as a front-end manager at King Soopers, her aunt Lori Olds told The Denver Post.

“Thank you everyone for all your prayers but the Lord got a beautiful young angel yesterday at the hands of a deranged monster,” Lori Olds wrote in a public post on her Facebook page Tuesday morning.

Her uncle, Bob Olds, told CNN that she was a "strong independent young woman" raised by her grandparents.

“She was so energetic and charismatic and she was a shining light in this dark world,” he told the outlet.

Boyfriend Jordan Arthur posted to Ms Old's Facebook page, saying he misses her dearly.

“Rikki baby, you were taken too soon," he wrote.

Tralona Bartkowiak, 49

Tralona Bartkowiak

Tralona “Lona” Bartkowiak owned and ran the small artisan ware store Umba Love with her sister, Leesah Nobel, according to friends.

Recently engaged to be married, Ms Bartkowiak was the oldest of four children who moved from California to open the store selling yoga and festival clothing in Boulder, her brother Michael Bartkowiak, told The New York Times.

He remembered her as “just a beam of light” who lived with her Chihahua, Opal, and had gone to the shopping centre for a prescription when gunned down.

“She had just gotten engaged. She was, you know, organic – stir fries, salads – she was always trying to be healthier,” he told the Times.

Ms Bartowiak’s clothing and accessories store named after the Balinese word for “sisters” was home to her passion for music and sense of life and happiness, friend Christopher told The Denver Post.

Christopher, who befriended Ms Bartkowiak after opening a coffee shop next door to her South Boulder store, told the outlet that she had been happier in recent months thanks to a new relationship.

“She was an amazing human being, I just saw her a couple of days ago, showing nothing but kindness and love to me, like always,” Christopher told the Post. “She was very tied into the music and festival scene here … Everyone knew her.”

Suzanne Fountain, 59

Suzanne Fountain was financial counselor well known in the Boulder health care industry and the local theatre community, according to Hilarie Kavanagh, owner of Medicare Licensed Agents.

Ms Kavanagh told The Denver Post that Ms Fountain was an agent with the company since 2018, enrolling hundreds of seniors into the Medicare system and helping them through its complex processes.

“She was very well known for her work,” she said told the Post.

Before joining Boulder Community Health, Ms Fountain worked for many years as the front house manager of the live music venue, eTown Hall, in downtown Boulder, according to friend Helen Forster.

Ms Forster, owner of the music venue, told The Washington Post that she has been friends with Ms Fountain since they met in a community play during the late 1980s.

“She was one of the kindest people I’ve ever known,” Ms Forster told the outlet. “Just in the way she dealt with people and in the way that she was always fair and calm and reassuring. She just was a joy to be around.”

“A lot of people love her. So many people, I couldn’t even begin to fathom. She’s touched a lot of people in her short life,” she added.

Teri Leiker, 51

Teri Leiker

Teri Leiker worked at the King Soopers grocery store for 30 years and was dating a colleague who was also working at the time of the shooting, friend Lexi Knutson told Reuters.

“Her boyfriend and her had been good friends and began dating in the fall of 2019. He was working yesterday too. He is alive,” Ms Knutson told the outlet.

Ms Knutson has been friends with Ms Leiker since the pair met in 2017 at a University of Colorado programme to foster relationships between students and “members of the community with intellectual and developmental disabilities”.

Ms Leiker was a huge sports fan and went to every Pearl Street Stampede for the University of Colorado Buffalos football team, according to Barstool Colorado.

Eric Talley, 51

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Eric Talley was an 11-year veteran of the Boulder Police Department and was the first to respond to the mass shooting, according to police chief Maris Herold.

"He's a very kind man. He didn't have to go into policing. He had a profession before this, but he felt a higher calling. And he loved this community," Ms Herold said, according to CNN.

Mr Talley enrolled in the police at the age of 40 in 2010 after a successful career in IT, giving up pay and time with his family to join the academy without a guaranteed job, Jeremy Herko, a lieutenant with the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, told The Washington Post.

He is survived by his wife and seven children aged between seven and 20-years-old, father Homer Talley, said in a statement.

"He had a great sense of humour, he was a prankster … He loved his kids and his family more than anything," Mr Talley said.

Sister Kristin Stillwell said on Twitter her big brother always wanted to be a pilot if not for his colour blindness.

"My heart is broken. I cannot explain how beautiful he was and what a devastating loss this is to so many. Fly high my sweet brother," she said.

Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty said Mr Talley was one of the outstanding officers of Boulder Police.

Mr Talley was one of three officers known for wading calf-deep into the water to rescue a family of ducklings from a drainage ditch in 2013, according to the Boulder Daily Camera.

Kevin Mahoney, 61

Kevin Mahoney last summer walked his daughter, Erika, down the aisle at her wedding and was expecting the birth of a new granddaughter.

"I know he wants me to be strong for his granddaughter," Ms Mahoney posted to Twitter.

She added: "My dad represents all things Love. I'm so thankful he could walk me down the aisle last summer."

Lynn Murray, 62

Lunn Murray was a former photo director at top New York magazines including Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire and Glamour, her husband John Mackenzie told The New York Times.

“I just want her to be remembered as just as this amazing, amazing comet spending 62 years flying across the sky,” he told the outlet.

Mr Mackenzie said they moved from New York in 2002 to raise their two children, Oliva, 24, and Pierce, 22, and eventually settled in Colorado. She was at the grocery store filling an Instacart order, which she had taken up since retirement.

“Today, we mourn the devastating loss of a member of the Instacart shopper community,” the company said in a statement.

Jody Waters, 65

Jody Waters

Jody Waters was a mother of two who worked at leather clothing company Embrazio, the company confirmed on Facebook.

“Jody was a beautiful soul with a warm and loving heart, a mother and grandmother, and she will be dearly missed by all who were fortunate enough to know her,” the post said.

Friend Kyle Harriman described Ms Waters as the “sweetest person” they knew.

“Thank you for being you! A second mother to me! Please spread the Love today and every day,” he wrote. “We need more of that.”

Neighbour Joe Morrey told The Daily Beast she tended her second-storey balcony with a lush garden of plants and had two rescue dogs.

He said she loved all animals, including his own stray cat who was accidentally locked out on his own balcony one night.

“When I got up the next morning, Jody was sitting on her balcony talking to the cat. She’d been out there all night to console it because she was worried about it. She was a very sweet lady,” he told the outlet.

Her apartment complex was directly across from the King Soopers store, and she was likely there grabbing regular groceries “like any other day”, Mr Morrey added.

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