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Suspect In Custody, Police Officer Dead In Boulder Supermarket Shooting

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Police have taken a suspect into custody after a gunman opened fire at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado, Monday afternoon, resulting in the death of a police officer and multiple additional fatalities

Key Facts

Just before 3 p.m. local time, police responded to a shooting at a King Soopers grocery store, Boulder police commander Kerry Yamaguchi said at a press conference, but he did not provide additional information about how the shooting unfolded.

One suspect is in custody and is being treated for serious injuries, but authorities said it was too early in the investigation to release more details, including a possible motive.

Officers said they will not confirm the number of casualties, until their families have been notified, but the Wall Street Journal and an ABC affiliate in Denver reported at least six people have died, citing law enforcement officials briefed on the matter.

During the shooting, Boulder police issued a shelter-in-place order for a nearby location due to an “armed, dangerous individual,” but police said it was unrelated to the shooting.

Key Background

The Boulder shooting comes just one week after 21-year-old Robert Aaron Long admitted responsibility for killing eight people, six of whom were Asian women, in a shooting spree at Atlanta-area spas.

This is a developing story

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