The 21-year-old suspect in Monday's massacre at the King Soopers supermarket in Boulder, Colo., faces 10 counts of murder in the first degree.
MARIS HEROLD: Dozens of agencies continue to investigate yesterday's mass shooting at the King Soopers at 3600 Table Mesa Drive. The Boulder County Coroner's office worked overnight to identify all of the victims and notify the next of kin, which I'm extremely grateful for. The last victim was removed from the scene at 1:30 AM today. By 2:02 AM, all the victims have been identified. By 3:59 AM, the families of the victims have been notified.
I'm going to read the names of the deceased. Denny [? Strong, ?] 20 years old. Neven [? Stadinski, ?] 23. Rikki [? Odds, ?] 25. Talona [? Barkonowiak, ?] 49. Suzanne Fountain, 59. Teri Leiker, 51. Officer Eric Talley, 51. Kevin Mahoney, 61. Lynn Murray, 62. Jody Waters, 65.
Our hearts go out to all the victims killed during this senseless act of violence. We are committed, with state, local, and federal authorities, for a thorough investigation, and we'll bring justice to each of these families.
Regarding the suspect, at approximately 2:40 PM on Monday, March 22, officers were dispatched to King Soopers on Table Mesa Drive. Officers arrived on the scene within minutes and immediately entered the store and engaged the suspect. There was an exchange of gunfire, which suspect was shot. No other officers were injured. The suspect was taken into custody at 3:28 PM. He was transported to the hospital for treatment, now in stable condition.
This suspect has been identified as Ahmad Alissa, 21, of Arvada. He has been charged with 10 counts of murder in the first degree and will be shortly transported to the Boulder County jail. Press release with his identifying information and the victims' information will be forthcoming.
I appreciate you being here. And I want to say to the community, I am so sorry this incident happened, and we are going to do everything in our power to make sure this suspect has a thorough trial and we do a thorough investigation.