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Video: Cop among 10 dead in shooting at Colorado grocery store

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March 22, 2021

Police confirmed that 10 people are dead, including a Boulder police officer after a suspect opened fire at the King Soopers supermarket on Monday afternoon.

Chief Maris Herold said that the slain officer, Eric Talley, was first on scene shortly after the first 911 calls at 2:30 p.m. MDT, and was shot by the suspect. Herold described Talley’s acts as “nothing short of heroic.”

Commander Kerry Yamaguchi first said that “a person of interest is in custody” and there is no longer a public threat. The person was later confirmed to be the suspect, who was injured during the incident and is being treated.

At least one victim is hospitalized.

A large police presence in a residential area suspected to be related to the shooting was determined to be unrelated, Yamaguchi said.

Independent video posted to social media showed law enforcement surrounding the building when the scene was still active. Local resident Dean Schiller with ZFG Videography was loading groceries in his car when he heard the shots ring out and began filming. Some of his earliest footage showed victims lying on the ground outside the parking lot and inside the store, as well as gunshots from inside the store while law enforcement surrounded the building.

Two individuals were observed via live stream being handcuffed outside although their connection to the shooting was unclear. One of the men was shirtless and had blood running down his leg.

Early livestream footage showed multiple victims on the ground outside the store and at least one in the store. CAUTION: Graphic footage below.

A source told ABC News that officers had responded to reports of a shooting in the parking lot when they were shot at by a suspect in the store.

“ALERT: Active Shooter at the King Soopers on Table Mesa. AVOID THE AREA. PIO is en-route,” the Boulder Police Department tweeted at 2:49 p.m. MDT.

A ladder truck was used to transfer armed SWAT members to the roof of the building.

Police drones were also visible flying overhead. At least three helicopters were visible on scene, and multiple ambulances.

Colorado Gov. Jared Polis tweeted, “I am closely watching unfolding events at King Soopers in Boulder. My prayers are with our fellow Coloradans in this time of sadness and grief as we learn more about the extent of the tragedy.”