Mass Casualty Event In Boulder Colorado
Boulder Colorado, March 22 2021: Boulder Police were dispatched to reports of a shooting in the King Sooper Supermarket at 3600 Table Mesa Drive at around 3:30PM. Arriving officers appear to have found victims near the entrance to the supermarket, in the parking lot and elsewhere inside the store. Upon entry, Boulder Police Officers were met by heavy gunfire, trading shots with the suspect(s). During the gunfight one officer was reported to have been struck by gunfire and down. We now know that officer died from his wounds.
Officers were unable to get to the injured officer and other victims inside the store due to gunfire. SWAT elements were tasked with entering the store, not only to eliminate the threat and take the suspect(s) into custody, but to secure, evacuate and treat the wounded.
A short, bearded and bloodied man; wearing only shorts was seen being escorted out of the store in handcuffs by SWAT operators. At the time of the incident, he was described as a suspect. Investigating officers noted in dispatch audio that he stated he was the “only shooter and he had acted alone”. Whether that remains the case is unknown.
Dispatch audio suggests at least 5 fatal gunshot wound victims were found inside the store, including the Boulder Police Department officer. Another fatal gunshot wound victim was found outside the store, near the suspects vehicle described as a gold Toyota RAV4. Those are the only victims dispatch audio appears to confirm. The vehicle was searched and cleared by SWAT. Another vehicle, described as a black BMW was also searched and cleared by SWAT assets on scene. The exact number of victims is unknown and hasn’t been released by authorities.
Update: Boulder Police Department reports 10 dead. The officer, Eric Talley, 51, an 11-year veteran of the Boulder police force, was the first officer to arrive at the King Soopers grocery store Monday afternoon.
Update: The suspect in the mass shooting in Boulder Colorado yesterday has been identified as 21 year old Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa.
SWAT assets from all agencies involved cleared the inside of the store hiding multiple citizens who were sheltering in place and also the parking lot surrounding the supermarket.
There are multiple reports circulating the Internet reporting all sorts of things, the information here is gathered through dispatch audio on Broadcastify. I make no claims of its veracity as dispatch audio often changes with investigation.
While SWAT elements were clearing the scene on Table Mesa Dr, officers and SWAT were directed to an address in the 1600 block of 17th St on reports of another “suspect”, communicating with negotiators and officers on the ground. Whether this person was actually involved or related to the shooting is unknown at the time of this writing. The inclusion is merely due to dispatch audio mentioning the incident, seemingly in conjunction with the shooting on Table Mesa Dr. There are also reports of a 3rd suspect that may be just a “journalist” bloviating information yet to be verified.
Multiple agencies responded to the shooting, including SWAT elements from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, Longmont Police and Denver Police. The FBI and BATFE also appear to be involved in the investigation.
I will NOT post video taken at the scene out of respect for those affected by this tragedy.
Boulder Colorado Dispatch Audio
Very long Audio
Audio via Broadcastify. The audio has been edited for length, dead air and transmissions not related to the above incident have been removed.