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10 people killed after gunman opens fire at Boulder, Colorado, grocery store

Date: March 23, 2021

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By Steve Almacy, CNN

Ten people, including a Boulder police officer, were killed in mass shooting at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado, authorities said Monday.

A suspect is in custody, Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold said.

The chief said Officer Eric Talley, who was 51 and had been with the department since 2010, was killed. He was one of the first officers at the scene, she said.

Herold said that about 2:30 p.m. MT (4:30 ET) police received calls about shots fired and a person with a "patrol rifle." One senior law enforcement source told CNN the weapon used in the shooting was an AR-15-style rifle.

The Boulder police had tweeted about 2:49 p.m. (4:49 p.m. ET) that there was an "Active Shooter at the King Soopers on Table Mesa. AVOID THE AREA."

As events unfolded, CNN affiliate KMGH's helicopter recorded a shirtless man being taken from the supermarket. The man had what appeared to be blood on his arm and right leg and his hands appeared to be cuffed behind him as two officers escorted him away. The man was taken away in an ambulance.

It was unclear whether the man was involved in the reported active shooting inside the store.

The shopping center was still an active crime scene hours after the shooting with a massive police presence.

At one point, police officials tweeted they wanted people at another location, about three miles away, to shelter in place because of a "report of armed, dangerous individual." But it turned out the second site was not connected to the supermarket shooting, officials said.

 

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