Ten people were killed, including a police officer, in a shooting at a supermarket in Boulder, Colo. Monday afternoon, authorities say.
Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold confirmed the death toll during a press conference late Monday evening.
Herold identified the officer who was killed as 51-year-old Eric Talley, who had been with force since 2010.
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“My heart goes out to the victims of this incident, and I’m greatful for the police officers that responded and I am so sorry about the loss of officer Talley, and again we will be here working night and day,” she said.
Herold said police have one suspect in custody, adding that she wanted to “reassure the community that they are safe.”
She said the Boulder Police will work with the coroner’s office “around the clock” to identify the other victims of the shooting at the King Soopers store.
“I know there are people out there waiting for an answer,” she said. “And I am very sympathetic to that, and we will work around the clock to get this accomplished.”
Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty said Boulder suffered a “terrible and horrific mass shooting.”
“I promise the victims and the people of the state of Colorado that we will secure justice and do everything we must do to get justice in this case,” he said.
“In order for that to happen a painstaking investigation is already underway both at the crime scene and in interviews to make sure that we receive all of the accurate information.”
He said once that information has been secured, it will be shared with the public.
Dougherty confirmed the suspect was injured during the incident.
Herold said she expects the investigation to take up to five days to complete.