I o n n e w a u g, h: i’m: the public information officer for the boulder police department, we’re going to have three speakers commander. Carrie yamaguchi with the boulder police department, is going to speak first it’s commander and it’s k, e r r y y, a m, a g. U c h i and then we’re going to have district attorney michael dougherty m. I c h a e l d. O? U g h e r t y and they’re going to have kelly mcgannon from king superspeak, it’s, k, e l, l y m c g, a n n o n after they speak. We will take a few questions. Please understand we’re in the very early stages of a very large investigation that is going to take some time, so we will not be able to answer a lot of your questions so with that i’m going to turn it over to commander kerry yamaguchi from the boulder Police department uh as uh dion shared, we had a very tragic incident today here at the king supers there was loss of life. We have multiple people who were killed in this incident and i am sorry to have to report that one of them was a boulder police officer. During this trying time. I would ask the media and the public to honor the privacy of the officer’s family and his co workers here at the police department. I will also share that we got tremendous support from our fellow law enforcement agencies, both in boulder county with some of them.
You see behind me the fbi, atf and other denver metro agencies. Without that quick response, we don’t know um if there would have been more loss of life. I can share with the public today or this this evening that there is no ongoing public threat, that we do have a person of interest in custody. That person was injured during the incident and is being treated for the injuries good evening. My name is michael doherty. I’M, the district attorney for boulder county. This is a tragedy and a nightmare for boulder county and in response we have cooperation and assistance from local state and federal authorities. This will very much be a coordinated effort and will stand united in support of the victims and their families to ensure that justice is done. It’S a very early stage in the investigation as you’ve heard, and we have a lot of work to do but we’ll be giving out more information as that becomes available and as we nail down the facts here, as commander yamaguchi said, there is an individual in custody. Currently, with multiple victims and we’ll be doing everything we can to fight for them and their families to make sure that we reach the right and just outcome. Thank you good evening i’m kelly mcgannon, spokesperson for king supers. Our hearts are broken over this senseless act of violence. The entire king, supers family offers our thoughts, prayers and support to our associates, our customers and first responders, who so bravely responded to these acts of violence.
We’Re working in full cooperation with local law enforcement and we’ll be deferring all questions to them for the integrity of the investigation. Thank you take a few questions commander. Can you tell us what happened so, as has already been mentioned, as has already been mentioned, we’re very early in the investigation, as as dion shared that we responded here. Officers were here within minutes of the initial 9. 1 1 calls and entered the building very quickly. You know any possible motive for this very early in the investigation. We don’t have any details that i can share at this point. There will be additional information released as it’s gathered and it’s appropriate to release, but that will come from the boulder police department we’re very early in the investigation. We are still uh processing the scene. Do you know if the shooter said anything as the shooter? That will be part of the investigation. What happened on 17th street? That was unrelated. We believe to this incident. That’S we’re still investigating were there injuries. So at this point the only injured party we are aware of of significant injury was the suspect um. We know of no other uh serious injuries at this point. No, we don’t know that that’s they’re still processing the scene. Are there more than 5. don’t know how many are at the hospital. Currently, i know for sure there is one commander. Was there video of the video cameras that might have taken what happened that’s all going to be part of the investigation? Does this man have any connection at all to king supers or any of the workers? I i’m not aware of that.
I don’t know: that’s part of the investigation was your first call of a man and an active shooter in the parking lot. Then it moved inside. So i i haven’t had a chance to review any of those calls, and so i can’t tell you what order things were reported to us. Was this man wearing a military gear? I’M. Sorry, i got two questions. Military style was he wearing military style gear during that don’t don’t know, that’ll, be part of the investigation. What about the weapon? Don’T have information on that. As i said, our the crime scene folks have just very recently entered the crime scene to start processing it. Since i would be speculating of who you’re talking about, i, i can’t confirm that i don’t know commander not to be critical, but it’s been more than three hours since you’ve got the call. You can’t tell us how many people are dead. I don’t have that information right now, that’ll be part of the investigation. So if i could just interject one moment, there’s a lot of investigation already underway, a lot of things are being realized as the crime scenes being processed, including the number of victims which is known to police investigators. But i want to stress that victims, family members, are still being notified, so we’re being really sensitive to the victims families. So i appreciate commander yamaguchi not giving out more information at this point, but even for the facts of which we’re certain those conversations are going to happen with the families first there’s, that those conversations are now taking place.
We’Re going to be talking to the families first and then giving out more information. Okay, well, boulder police department is going to be giving out that information. I recognize the need to get the information out as soon as possible. I do, but i also recognize that we have one suspect in custody we’re going to ensure that justice is done and to do that we’re going to make sure we have the facts certain and understood before we start sharing them with the media and the public that’s Going to happen, that’s going to happen in the next couple, the motive but hours he presenting why he did what he did. I do not have any information as to the motive at this point, it’s really early in the investigation, but thank god. I cannot do that at this point, but i can promise you. The boulder police department is going to be releasing more information in the next few hours, so the cu police department is helping with family members that may have questions about loved ones and chief joe curse. Will be able to provide more information for family members to contact the cu police department for information, so there is a suspect in custody. There is no scheduled court appearances, yet there have been any charges that have been filed. Will any charges be filed? Well, the suspect is being treated medically at the hospital right now. I can promise you that we’re going to ensure the right thing happens with this case.
Is this man from the boulder area? That’S? All i have at this point, but i appreciate you being here and we’ll, be giving out more information. The boulder police department will be in charge of giving out more information we’re going to ask chief joe curse if she will just to let family members know where they could go for or call in for notifications on possible victims. Thank you for that question. If there are witnesses out there who have information – and there were many witnesses to this – who are cooperating with the investigation already, but if there are additional witnesses, they should contact the boulder police department. But let me turn it over to chief joe kirst um. So if there was witnesses that saw this event, they can contact 303, four, four one, three, three: three: three and that’s, the main number to the boulder police department; yep, no problem, three: zero: three, four: four one: three: three: three: three and that’s the main number to The boulder police department, if there’s, family or loved ones that have questions as well, they can contact that main number and they’ll be sent an address in regards to additional information there. Thank you very much about the courage of your officer. We’Re told he or she went back in saved lives by what they did and that’s all the questions we can take right now. I know we wanted more information, but we don’t have any more information we can share at this time.
We will continue to post all information that we can on our twitter and we will announce the next press conference as soon as we know with more information. We are hoping to have more information to release later this evening. Yes, will there be a um? I will process out and we will let you know we’ll do that this air. We will continue to ask everybody to avoid the area. This is going to be blocked off for quite some time. So please continue individuals to avoid this area.