My name is dion wall i’m, the public information officer for the city of boulder police department, we’re, going to have three speakers during this press conference. The first is going to be the boulder police chief maris, harold, her name is spelled m a r. I s, then we’re going to have district attorney michael dougherty and then we’re going to have someone from the u.s attorney’s office chief, harold thanks the dionne thing. I want to say is, i want to say our hearts of this community go out to the victims of this horrific incident. We know of 10 fatalities at the scene, including one of our boulder pd officers, by the name of eric talley who’s, been on the boulder police department. Since 2010 he’s served in numerous roles supporting the boulder police department and the community of boulder, and i have to tell you the heroic action of this officer when he responded to this scene. At 14 30 hours, the boulder police department began receiving phone calls of shots fired in the area and a phone call about a possible person with a patrol rifle officer. Tally responded to the scene was the first on the scene and he was fatally shot. I also want to commend the heroic actions of the officers responding not only from boulder pd but from across the county and other parts of this region. Police officers actions felt nothing short of being heroic. I also want to thank the men and women who responded, including state, local and federal authorities.
Obviously this is a very complex investigation that will take no less than five days to complete and again my heart goes out to the victims of this incident and i’m. Grateful for the police officers that responded – and i am so sorry about the loss of officer talley and again, we will be here working night and day. We have one suspect in custody. I want to reassure the community that they are safe and that we will try to do our best over the next few hours to identify the victims and we’ll be working with the coroner’s office to do that as promptly as possible, because i know there are people Out there waiting for an answer – and i am very sympathetic to that – and we will work around the clock to get this accomplished with that in mind. I’M, going to turn this over to district eternity michael dougherty good evening boulder has suffered a terrible and horrific mass shooting today, and i want to second what the chief said about the appreciation for the local state and federal partners that have responded to this location and To help with the investigation, this is not the first mass shooting that we’ve had in the state of colorado, and one thing that’s happened in response to each and every one, including today’s. Horrific acts is the response that we have from law enforcement partners throughout the metro area victim advocates from throughout the area around boulder and investigators from local state and federal agencies, as well as prosecutors from the u.
s attorney’s office and from my office to ensure that justice Is done, my heart goes out to eric talley’s family, his loved ones and his colleagues. He was by all accounts, one of the outstanding officers of the boulder police department and his life was cut far too short, as he responded to the shooting that was taking place at king supers. I also want to stress how incredibly sorry i am for all the victims who were killed at king supers. These were people going about their day, doing their food shopping and their lives were cut abruptly and, tragically short by the shooter who is now in custody. I promise the victims and the people of the state of colorado that we will secure justice and do everything we must do to get justice in this case. In order for that to happen, a painstaking investigation is already underway, both at the crime scene and in interviews to make sure that we receive all the accurate information once that information is secure, we’ll be sharing that with the media and with the community. I would say that i hope the people of this country send the families of the loved ones their thoughts and prayers, but, from my perspective, there’s more for us to do than just give us give them our thoughts and prayers. We’Re gon na go all out to ensure that the right result is reached that’s. Why i’m very grateful that we do have local state and federal agencies all responding to this location here today to ensure that the investigative investigation is thorough and complete and ensures that we reach justice in this case, as i mentioned, the shooter is currently in custody.
He was injured with an eye towards the prosecution of that case, we’re, going to be very careful about the crime scene and how we go about this investigation. We owe it to the families of all the victims, each and every one of them to ensure that justice is done, and i promise you. That is our commitment and we will work tirelessly to get there i’m going to turn it over to the u.s attorney. Matt. Kirsch who’s here on behalf of the u.s attorney’s office and again i greatly appreciate the local state and federal cooperation on this investigation. Thank you, michael i’m, matt kirsch i’m, the acting u.s attorney for the district of colorado. This has obviously been a tragic event and i’m here simply to assure both the families of the victims and the community that the full weight of federal law enforcement is going to support the effort that d.a dougherty just described, to seek justice in this matter. I’Ve already spoken with my counterparts at the atf and the fbi, they’re here on scene as well and, as i said, we’re going to continue to support this investigation as completely as we can. Thank you, we’re not going to take any further updates. As of this evening, we will put out our next update early tomorrow morning we will post a picture of the officer on our twitter feed shortly. Thank you for your patience. We will continue to post updates as soon as we can, but the next update, anticipated update will be first thing tomorrow morning.
Yes, it’s officer eric e r, i c tally t a l, l e y. He was 51 years old. He has been with the boulder police department since 2010. Thank you since 2010., not not tonight. We will have our next update with questions for tomorrow morning. Will that be a news conference? We will announce it on twitter. Yes, we will have another update in the morning.