10 dead, including 1 officer, King Soopers shooting

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The Boulder Police Department confirmed 10 people are dead, including one Boulder Police officer, in a shooting at the King Soopers on Table Mesa Drive.
Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold confirmed Officer Eric Talley, 51, was the first to respond to the King Soopers, minutes after initial 911 calls around 2:30 p.m. He was shot and killed. Talley had been with the department since 2010.
The suspect has been taken into custody and there is no longer a threat to the public.
Officials confirmed the suspect went to the hospital.
They say he is the only person injured that they’re aware of and they know of no other serious injuries at this point.
Boulder Community Health confirmed they have one patient and would not be receiving any additional patients. It’s unclear if the suspect is the patient.
Investigators said they could not provide information on a possible motive.
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three medevac helicopters were called in and were landing at Fairview High School. Video from the scene showed one man with a bloody leg being led away from the store in handcuffs and being loaded into an ambulance. Police would not confirm if he was the suspect.
Many police officers from different agencies have responded to the scene and are telling people to avoid the area of the King Soopers.
The Boulder Valley School District says Boulder High is currently on SECURE-Lockout, which means any students on campus will stay inside due to police activity. It says no one should come to the area at this time. Students and coaches part of athletic teams were at Boulder High School when they were alerted of police responding to a situation in the neighborhood nearby. They are all safe and waiting for an all-clear.
The Boulder Police Department also sent out an emergency notification for people in the area of 17th Street and Grove Street to shelter in place for a report of an armed, dangerous individual potentially connected to the King Soopers situation. The shelter in place was lifted at 6:41 p.m. and investigators later confirmed it was unrelated.
Andrew Hummel was in the store at the time of the shooting when he said he heard a loud bang and everyone began sprinting toward the back of the store. He was able to get out safely. He says he heard multiple gunshots while he was inside.
“I pray that everybody impacted by this is doing all right,” Hummel said.
Hummel’s friend and roommate, Mason, works at the King Soopers. He is also OK, but Hummel said his friend texted that he didn’t know if he’d make it out alive.
“One of the biggest like scary texts he sent, he just said ‘I love you guys. Thank you for everything in case things go bad.’ That was a really hard text, especially me being in this situation. That was something I would never want to hear from any of my friends. Because I knew the seriousness of what was going on. It was horrifying. It was truly horrifying,” Hummel said.
A King Soopers employee in Boulder, Andy Arellano, grabbed his phone and started dialing 911 as the shots were getting closer. His manager said to go into the back door.
“There’s never another time I’ve like had this situation before, you know? Not many have,” Arellano said.
Sarah Moonshadow lives just a mile away has been coming to the King Soopers daily for a while. She and her 21-year-old son, Nick, heard the gunshots and got down. She said she heard multiple gunshots. The two started running to leave the store. On the way out, Moonshadow said she saw an older man laying in the street.
“There was a guy laying out in the street as soon as we got outside. And I started running toward him to try to help him, and my son said, ‘No, we can’t help him. We’ve gotta go’” Moonshadow said.
She said she wanted to stop, but she needed to keep to running because they were still too close and they didn’t know if the shooter was following them.
The FBI Denver said the Boulder Police Department has requested they assist with the investigation

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