Pictures of the victims of the shooting on Monday began to appear as the murder suspect remained hospitalized on Tuesday but was expected to be put in jail on murder charges.
The people who died at Boulder’s King Supers Store ranged from 20 to 65 years old.
They were identified as Denny Stong, 20 years old. Neven Stanisic, 23; Rikki Olds, 25; Tralona Bartkowiak, 49; Police Officer Eric Tally, 51; Sae Yamamoto Fountain, 59; Teri Leiker, 51; Kevin Mahony, 61; Lin Murray, 62; and Jody Waters, 65.
Riker, Olds and Stong worked in supermarkets, said former colleague Jordan Cyrus.
Olds’ grandmother choked on the phone when she described a young woman who played a major role in raising her.
“She was a very kind, loving and cheerful person who brightened the room when she came in,” said Jeanette Olds, 71, from Lafayette, Colorado.
Tally joined Boulder’s police in 2010 and had a background including a master’s degree in computer communications, his father said.
“At the age of 40, he decided to serve his community,” 74-year-old Homer “Shay” Tally told The Associated Press from a ranch in central Texas. “He quit his desk job. He just wanted to serve, and that’s what he did. He just enjoyed the police family.”
According to Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold, Officer Tally arrived first after receiving a call about a person with a fired bullet and a rifle.
Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty said Tally was “one of the best executives in every account” in the division.
Tally had seven children between the ages of seven and twenty, and was a devoted father who “knows the Lord,” he said.
“When everyone else in the parking lot ran away, he ran towards it,” said Shay Tully.
“We know where he is,” he added. “He loved his family more than anything else. He wasn’t afraid to die. He was afraid to send them to his family.”
Contributed by Associated Press writer Patty Nieberg in Boulder, Colorado. Nieberg is a corps member of the Associated Press / Report for America Statehouse News Initiative. Report for America is a non-profit national service program that places journalists in the local newsroom to report on unreported issues.
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