Boulder: At least 10 people are said to have lost their lives, including a police officer, in a shooting at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado on Monday. The incident led to a face-off between cops and slayer which left him injured and helped in his arrest, authorities told a news conference hours later.
The officer who was killed was Eric Talley, 51, who had been with Boulder police since 2010, said Boulder police Chief Maris Herold.
The Police officials said they had few immediate details of the shooting and no known motive for the violence, which unfolded at about 3 pm at a King Soopers grocery store in the Table Mesa area of Boulder, a city at the eastern foot of the Rockies about 28 miles (45 km) northwest of Denver.
Meanwhile, Commander Kerry Yamaguchi of the Boulder Police Department told the media that investigators were just starting to process the crime scene and that he did not know precisely how many people died in the shooting.
“We had multiple people who were killed in this incident, and I’m sorry to have to report that one of them was a Boulder police officer,” Yamaguchi said.
Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty said the number of dead was known to law enforcement and would be made public later.
Yamaguchi said the survivor taken into custody was believed to be the only individual with injuries who survived the bloodshed. He gave no details about the suspect.
However, as per a video footage from the crime scene broadcasted earlier by local television stations showed a shirtless, bearded man in boxer shorts being led away from the store in handcuffs, before he was placed on a stretcher and loaded into an ambulance. The man in custody appeared to have a bloody leg and was seen limping as he walked.
To help the police in the investigation, FBI has also been roped in on the request of Colorado police department.