Boulder gunman, 21, “chuckled” as he killed ten people

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Eric Talley

Eric Talley

Officer Eric Talley, 51

The Boulder cop and father of seven was one of the first to arrive.

He joined the police force in 2010 with a background that included a master’s degree in computer communications, his father Homer said.

He had recently changed jobs because he wanted to work outside the front line.

His father said his son was a firearms enthusiast, who even owned an AR-15 rifle – similar to the Ruger AR-556 used in the massacre.

He was given a heroic procession from the supermarket to the funeral home on Monday evening.

Rikki Olds, 25

Rikki Olds, 25

Rikki Olds, 25

Rikki Olds, 25

Olds was identified by her aunt on Facebook.

Olds, front-end manager at King Soopers, strived to work her way up the store, her family said.

‘She was 25 years old, like a starting life, vibrant and energetic and charismatic,’ said her uncle Robert Olds.

Her aunt on Facebook paid tribute to her, calling on the shooter to “ burn in hell. ”

“We lost our beloved Rikki Olds to the monster that shot the king soopers in Boulder CO yesterday, may be rotten and burn in hell,” said her Aunt Lori Olds.

Teri Leiker, 51

Teri Leiker, 51

Teri Leiker, 51

Teri Leiker, 51

Leiker had worked in the store for 30 years and was in a relationship with a colleague, Clint, who survived the shooting.

Her friends paid tribute to her on Tuesday.

‘She loved going to work and enjoyed everything about being there.

She and her boyfriend had been good friends and started dating in the fall of 2019.

‘He was also at work yesterday. He’s alive, ‘her friend said on Facebook.

She said that Teri had signed off on all her calls with “your buddy Teri” and that working in the store was her “favorite activity.”

She also loved seeing the University of Colorado marching band perform at a kickoff celebration called Pearl Street Stampede on Friday nights before home football games on the Boulder campus, band director Matt Dockendorf told The Denver Post.

Kevin Mahoney with his daughter

Kevin Mahoney with his daughter

Kevin Mahoney with his daughter

Kevin Mahoney, 61

Kevin’s daughter Erika Mahoney revealed he was also one of the victims.

She tweeted a touching photo of Mahoney walking her down the aisle for her wedding last year, alongside the caption: ‘I am heartbroken to announce that my father, my hero, Kevin Mahoney, was murdered in the King Soopers shooting in my hometown Boulder. , CO.

‘My father represents everything that has to do with love.

‘I’m so grateful he was able to walk me down the aisle last summer.

“Thank you to the Boulder Police for being so nice during this painful tragedy.”

Denny Stong, 20

Denny Stong, 20

Denny Stong, 20

Denny Stong, 20

Friends said Denny Stong, the youngest victim, was trained as a pilot. He also worked in the shop where the shooting took place.

His Facebook profile photo has the caption: ‘I can’t stay at home. I am a supermarket employee ‘regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

It’s unclear whether he was at the supermarket for shopping, or if he was there to get his vaccine.

On March 8, he asked people to celebrate his birthday by donating to a gun rights charity, the BBC reports.

Lynn Murray, 62

Lynn Murray, 62

Lynn Murray, 62

Lynn Murray, 62

Lynn Murray, a mother of two, was a retired New York City magazine photo director who had worked for Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire and Glamor before moving to Colorado to raise her children.

Her family has revealed that at the time of the shooting, she was in the store fulfilling an Instacart order.

“She was a wonderful woman, probably the nicest person I’ve ever known,” her husband John told the New York Times.

Our lives have been destroyed, our tomorrow is forever filled with a sadness that is unimaginable. She was one of the best people you could ever want to know: hardworking, loving and compassionate, caring, going above and beyond to make sure everyone else had a smile on their face.

“I just want her to be remembered like this amazing, amazing comet that has been flying through the sky for 62 years.”

Tralona Bartkowiak, 49

Tralona Bartkowiak, 49

Tralona Bartkowiak, 49

Tralona Bartkowiak, 49

Tralona Bartkowiak owned a small clothing and craft store in Boulder and was recently engaged.

Her shop mainly sold yoga and festival wear.

Bartkowiak had regularly attended festivals such as Burning Man in recent years to advertise her company.

Jody Waters

Jody Waters

Jody Waters

Jody Waters, 65

Jody Walters, mother of two and grandmother, described herself as a ‘creative entrepreneur’.

She owned a boutique store and was involved in the local fashion store.

Congressman Judy Amabile, who shopped in the store, called her “ just super energetic and fun and fun. ”

Cousins ​​Stanisic, 23

Cousins ​​Stanisic, 23

Cousins ​​Stanisic, 23

Cousins ​​Stanisic, 23

Cousins ​​Stanisic was a repairman who fixed a broken coffee machine in the shop, according to a pastor at his family church.

His family had fled to the US in the 1990s before the war in Bosnia.

“They avoided one tragedy by coming here, but now this tragedy hit them,” said Pastor Radovan Petrovic.

Suzanne Fountain, 59

Suzanne Fountain, 59

Suzanne Fountain, 59

Suzanne Fountain, 59

Fountain was an actress and mother who later won loyal clients as a Medicare agent and did extensive research to find the right supplemental coverage for older adults enrolling in the federal health insurance program, her life partner Phi Bernier said.

“She never skimped, she never did anything because it was easier,” he said.

Fountain trained at the Circle in the Square Theater School and the two first met while playing lead roles in ‘The Glass Menagerie’ about 30 years ago, Bernier said.

Until the pandemic, Fountain was also the manager of eTown, a non-profit live music venue in Boulder.

“Suzanne was a bright light to everyone she met, and we were proud to represent eTown in our community as she welcomed people to our space hundreds and hundreds of times,” the organization said in a Facebook post.

Fountain received praise for her acting from critics as well as those who worked with her.