The suspect in the Monday afternoon Boulder, Colorado supermarket shooting which left 10 dead is 21-year-old Ahmad Al-Issa from Arvada, Colorado.
Al-Issa has been charged with 10 counts of murder after he opened fire at the King Soopers grocery store in Boulder using a semi-automatic rifle. The victims’ ages range from 20 to 65.
Al-Issa was shot in the leg and was in the hospital as of Tuesday morning.
“I thought I was going to die,” said meat department employee Alex Arellano, 35, who heard a series of gunshots and witnessed people running toward a nearby exit.
The deceased officer has been identified as 51-year-old Eric Talley, who joined the department in 2010 according to the New York Times.
Dean Schiller, who posted a live video from the scene shortly after the shooting began, said he heard about a dozen shots and saw three people who appeared to be wounded — two in the parking lot and one inside the supermarket.
As officers secured the building, more than a dozen people were led out of the supermarket, a King Soopers in a residential area a couple of miles south of the campus of the University of Colorado. The grocery store usually draws a mix of families and college students.
The shooting notably follows roughly one week after another shooting in Georgia directed at three massage parlors and spa, where 8 victims, including Asian women who worked at the spas, were killed. That attack prompted the media to declare that mass killings, which had disappeared from the headlines during the pandemic, have returned in the US.