Police have confirmed that 10 people were killed in a shooting spree at a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado, including one police officer. A suspected gunman has been arrested.
“Our hearts go out to all families impacted. There are 10 fatalities,” Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold said in a press conference on Monday evening, several hours after a gunman went on a shooting rampage at a King Soopers supermarket in the Table Mesa neighborhood.
Police Officer Eric Talley, who was first to respond to the reports of a gunman with “a patrol rifle” at the store has been named as the deceased officer. Police Chief Maris called his efforts ‘heroic’.
Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty also praised the officer. “My heart goes out to Eric Talley’s family,” he said, while extending condolences to the families of those killed.
The names of other victims have not been released as police are yet to notify their next of kin.
One suspect has been taken into custody and is undergoing treatment for an injury. While police declined to identify the suspect, a live feed from a local news outlet earlier showed one man being led away from the scene of the shooting in handcuffs. He was partially naked and visibly bloodied. Police said that the only person who suffered injuries in the incident was the suspect.
No motive for the shooting has been established yet, with police saying the investigation is in its early stages.