The unfortunate shooting at the Boulder King Soopers

Shooting at King Soopers leaves 10 people dead, including a police officer.



Conrad Wright leaves flowers and takes a moment at the site of a mass shooting at King Soopers grocery store, in Boulder, Colorado, U.S., March 23, 2021. REUTERS/Alyson McClaran TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Blake Hays, Staff reporter


On Monday, March 22, 10 people lost their lives to a violent intruder with no means or intentions with a gun in the King Soopers in Boulder. One of the casualties was 51-year-old Eric Talley, who had been with the Boulder Police Department since 2010 and was first on the scene of the shooting. There were people hiding in coat closets and the bathrooms until rescued by the police. Katie Gomez (22) said her first thought when she heard about the shooting was, “Is everyone involved ok and what was he trying to accomplish?” 


In this article from The Denver Post, 57-year-old James Bentz said, “It seemed like all of us had imagined we’d be in a situation like this at some point in our lives,.’ A lot of sincerity has gone out to the families of the unfortunate victims of the shooting. As the youngest who died was only the age of 20. Victims include Denny Stong, Neven Stanisic, Rikki Olds, Tralona Bartkowiak, Suzanne Fountain, Teri Leiker, Officer Eric Talley, Kevin Mahoney, Lynn Murray, and Jody Waters.


The suspect has been taken into custody.


In the same article from The Denver Post, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis said, “This year we have all been surrounded by loss of life, illness and isolation, and the deep grief that has accompanied the loss of life as we knew it.” He continued, “As spring sprung this weekend, and vaccines continue to get into arms, lightness creeped back in only for the darkness to descend on us again today. Today we saw the face of evil. I am grieving with my community and all Coloradans.”