Boulder Shooting Triggered Over a Face Mask Dispute at King Soopers?

Katie Ramirez
March 23, 2021

But video footage from the scene broadcast earlier by television stations showed a shirtless, bearded man in boxer shorts being led away from the store in handcuffs, before he was placed on a stretcher and loaded into an ambulance. "Asking media to honor families' privacy", the Boulder Police Department tweeted.

"He was injured and is being treated for his injury."We have multiple victims who lost their lives".

There is no ongoing public threat, Yamaguchi said, adding that it was unclear if the person had a connection to King Soopers, the grocery store where the shooting occurred around 3 p.m.

"Grocery stores like King Soopers have been one of our consistent gathering places, one of he few routine activities that we've continued to engage in as Coloradans and as Americans", Neguse told reporters.

Hours later, Boulder police issued a second tweet saying officers were responding to a report of an "armed, unsafe individual" at a nearby location, and that investigators were seeking to determine "if this is related to (the) King Soopers shooting".

One video of the incident from YouTube shows two victims lying on the ground in the parking lot of the store.

'We will continue to tweet updates as we have them. He said they hid inside a coat closet for an hour until authorities entered through the roof and rescued them."This is heartbreaking", he said.

SWAT officers carrying ballistic shields slowly approached the store as others escorted frightened people away from the building, which had some of its windows shattered.

Officer Eric Talley

"I am grateful 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.

"I was then at the front of a stampede", he said.

A maskless man being escorted by officers in handcuffs.

Several minutes later, a line of people who appeared to have been inside the store could be seen leaving surrounded by officers.

"We have one suspect in custody".

A person who answered the telephone at a nearby sandwich shop said he and his employees were locked down in the back of the store and all were safe. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis called the shooting an "unspeakable event" and said he was "closely watching" the situation.

Boulder Mayor Sam Weaver said that "words can do no justice to the tragedy that has unfolded this afternoon". Along the way, officers and first responders honored the fallen officer by saluting.

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