Ten people were killed after a gunman entered a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado, opening fire on shoppers Monday afternoon. Among them was a police officer who was the first officer to arrive at the location of the King Soopers grocery store.
Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold identified Officer Eric Talley, 51, who first responded to active shooting calls on the regional network.
Authorities now say that 21-year-old Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa is in police custody and has been indicted on 10 counts of first-degree murder. While investigators say they are looking into Alissa’s background, she has lived in the United States for most of her life.
Others who lost their lives in this tragic shooting, according to Boulder police, are:
Denny Strong, 20
Neven Stanisic, 23
Rikki Olds, 25 years old
Tralona Bartkowiak, 49 years old
Teri Leiker, 51
Eric Talley, 51
Suzanne Fountain, 59
Kevin Mahoney, 61
Lynn Murray, 62
Aguas de Jodi, 65 years old
John Feinblatt, president of the Everytown for Gun Safety organization, called the shooting “heartbreaking.”
“This is yet another in a long series of horrific tragedies, from Boulder today to Atlanta last week to the dozens of other people in America who are shot every day but whose stories don’t make headlines,” Feinblatt said. . “To save lives and end these senseless killings, we need more than thoughts and prayers; we need federal action on gun safety from the Senate and the administration, and we need it now.”