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Victims of Boulder grocery store massacre are identified

‘May his rotten a** fry and burn in hell’: Family of 25-year-old woman gunned down by ‘deranged monster’ Boulder shooter post Facebook tribute to their ‘young angel’

  • Family of Rikki Olds, 25, confirmed she was among the 10 people killed at a King Soopers outlet in Boulder on Monday afternoon when a gunman opened fire
  • Boulder Police officer Eric Talley was also among those killed
  • Olds’ family shared several tributes on social media as her grieving relatives called for the gunman to ‘burn in hell’ 
  • It wasn’t immediately clear if she worked at the store or if she was shopping when the gunman, who is now in custody, stormed in shortly before 3pm 

A 25-year-old woman and a father-of-seven police officer are the first victims to be identified after they were gunned down in the Boulder grocery store massacre.

The family of Rikki Olds confirmed that she was among the 10 people killed at a King Soopers outlet in Boulder on Monday afternoon when a gunman opened fire. 

Boulder Police officer Eric Talley, 51, was also among those killed after he responded to the shooting. 

Olds’ family shared several tributes on social media as her grieving relatives called for the gunman to ‘burn in hell’.

‘We lost our beloved Rikki Olds to the monster who shot up the king soopers in Boulder CO yesterday may his rotten a** fry and burn in hell,’ her aunt Lori Olds said. 

It wasn’t immediately clear if she worked at the store or if she was shopping when the gunman, who is now in custody, stormed in shortly before 3pm. 

Officer Eric Talley

Rikki Olds, 25, and father-of-seven police officer Eric Talley are the first victims to be identified after they were gunned down in the Boulder grocery store massacre on Monday

The gunman first opened fire in the parking lot of the store before going inside where witnesses described him shooting at staff and shoppers. 

Survivors hid in food aisles and sheltered while trying to listen to which direction he was coming from, and if he was reloading what they described as an AR-15 rifle. 

Police, over radio scanners, told each other to take ‘head shots only’ after reports that he might have been wearing a tactical vest.

The terror went on for around 20 minutes before he was taken into custody.

Police have not yet confirmed whether he is the man who was seen being led out of the store, shirtless and barefoot, with blood dripping down one of his legs. 

Olds and Talley are the first of the 10 victims to be identified. Police have only publicly identified Talley as being among the victims.  

Rikki Olds' (pictured above) family shared several tributes on social media as her grieving relatives called for the gunman to 'burn in hell'

Rikki Olds’ (pictured above) family shared several tributes on social media as her grieving relatives called for the gunman to ‘burn in hell’

Talley had been working as an officer for just over a decade after enrolling in the Aurora's Police Training Academy when he was 40 years old. Talley, who had a master's degree, had quit his stable IT job in 2010 after one of his close friends died in a DUI crash

Eric Talley's sister Kirstin posted this heartbreaking childhood photo

Boulder Police officer Eric Talley, 51, was among the 10 people gunned down in Boulder, Colorado on Monday.  Talley’s sister Kirstin paid tribute to her brother with a heartbreaking childhood photo of them both

The gunman first opened fire in the parking lot of the store before going inside where witnesses described him shooting at staff and shoppers

The gunman first opened fire in the parking lot of the store before going inside where witnesses described him shooting at staff and shoppers

Talley was among the first officers on the scene following reports of the active shooting.  

In the aftermath of the massacre, Talley’s father said the slain officer had been learning to become a drone operator so he could step away from the front line. 

‘He didn’t want to put his family through something like this,’ his father Homer Talley said. 

Talley is survived by his his wife and their seven children. Their youngest child is seven years old. 

‘He loved his kids and his family more than anything,’ his father said.  

Talley had been working as an officer for just over a decade after enrolling in the Aurora’s Police Training Academy when he was 40 years old.  

Talley, who had a master’s degree, had quit his stable IT job in 2010 after one of his close friends died in a DUI crash. 

Police have not yet confirmed whether the gunman is the man who was seen being led out of the store, shirtless and barefoot, with blood dripping down one of his legs

Police have not yet confirmed whether the gunman is the man who was seen being led out of the store, shirtless and barefoot, with blood dripping down one of his legs 

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