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East Bay Times

Boulder shooting: Gunman kills 10, including police officer, at King Soopers

Boulder police say Officer Eric Talley was first on the scene when killed; investigation will take several days

By Joe Rubino

A gunman killed 10 people at a King Soopers in Boulder on Monday afternoon, the latest in a grim litany of mass shootings in Colorado — this one including among its victims a police officer who was first to respond to reports of shots fired at the grocery store.

The suspect was taken into custody, but there were few answers in the following hours. Officials said it would take days to investigate the large crime scene and to notify families that their loved ones had been killed.

The workers and shoppers who survived the violent scene in the Front Range college town fled the store any way they could — if they couldn’t, they took shelter inside — as the shots echoed.

“It seemed like all of us had imagined we’d be in a situation like this at some point in our lives,” 57-year-old James Bentz said.

Boulder police Chief Maris Herold identified the deceased officer at a news conference Monday night as 51-year-old Eric Talley, who had been with the department since 2010 and was first on the scene of the shooting.

The names of the other victims were not publicly known as of late Monday night.

At about 7:45 p.m., a long procession of police vehicles and ambulances, their sirens flashing in the night, drove away from the grocery store to escort Talley’s body.

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