At least 10 people, including one police officer, have been killed in a shooting at a supermarket in the US state of Colorado, said Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold. She said the officer who was killed was Eric Talley, 51, who had been with Boulder police since 2010. “Officer Tally responded to the scene — was first on the scene — and he was fatally shot,” Herold said Monday, calling his actions “heroic.”
A man was detained soon after reports of an active shooter at the supermarket, police told in a press briefing earlier in the evening.
“We have a person of interest in custody. That person was injured during the incident and is being treated for the injuries,” said Kerry Yamaguchi of the Boulder Police Department.
He added investigators had yet to determine the motive behind the violence.
“At this point, the only injured party we are aware of… was the suspect. We know of no other serious injuries at this point,” Yamaguchi said.
Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty expressed condolences to the families of all the victims.
Dougherty said a “painstaking investigation” was already underway, adding that there was more to do for the victims than just offer them thoughts and prayers.
According to a livestreamed video, one person — a middle-aged white man, shirtless and wearing shorts — was seen being led away from the King Soopers store in handcuffs.
One of the man’s legs appeared to be covered in blood. Police said the only known person to have been injured in the incident was the suspect.
Armored vehicles, ambulances and dozens of law enforcement personnel, including a SWAT team, were present at the scene.