At least 10 people, including a Boulder police officer, were killed in a shooting at a supermarket in Boulder city of Colorado, authorities said Monday (local times).
The suspect, Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, is in custody, Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold said. “Our hearts go out to all families impacted. There are 10 fatalities. She (Herold) identified slain Police Officer Eric Talley, who was one of the first on the scene. She calls officer’s actions ‘heroic.’,” Boulder Police Department tweeted.
— Boulder Police Dept. (@boulderpolice) March 23, 2021
Authorities did not share any information on the type of weapon used. Also, the motive of the attack is yet to be ascertained.
The victims who died in the shooting were between the ages of 20 and 65. Among them was a Boulder police officer, 51-year-old Eric Talley, a father of seven children, who responded to the shooting. The authorities also released the list of other victims.
— City of Boulder (@bouldercolorado) March 23, 2021
Earlier, CNN reported that a shirtless man was seen taken from the supermarket, which was appeared to be cuffed as police escorted him away. The Boulder Police informed that a person of interest is in custody. “He was injured and is being treated for his injury.”
(With ANI inputs)