Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold said at a news conference on Monday that 10 people were killed, including a police officer, inside a King Soopers grocery store in Boulder when a gunman opened fire in the store.
Among those killed was 51-year-old Eric Talley. He was with the department since 2010.
“I want to say our hearts of this community go out to the victims of this horrific incident,” said Herold. She says Talley was first to arrive at the scene and called his actions “heroic.”
“His life was cut much too short,” said Michael Dougherty, Boulder’s district attorney. He called the shooting “a tragedy and a nightmare for Boulder County,” and said his office will investigate the crime thoroughly.
The remaining nine victims have not yet been identified.
At about 7:45 p.m., procession of police vehicles and ambulances drove away from crime scene, escorting the body of the officer Talley.
One man paid his respects with an American Flag along the procession route.
Authorities did not give much information on the suspect but said he was the only person who suffered a significant injury and is in custody.