Police catch gunman who killed 3 in Colorado Walmart shooting
Suspect Scott Ostrem had entered the store in Thornton and opened fire on shoppers and employeesworld Updated: Nov 02, 2017 21:00 IST
Police in Colorado on Thursday captured a man who they had said calmly walked into a suburban Denver Walmart and fatally shot three people before driving away.
The Thornton Police Department said on Twitter that Scott Ostrem, 47, had been taken into custody. It did not immediately give details.
UPDATE: Walmart homicide suspect Scott Ostrem has been taken into custody pic.twitter.com/q9EPq5f4ZH— Thornton Police Dept (@ThorntonPolice) November 2, 2017
Authorities had earlier released a surveillance camera photograph of a middle-aged white man wearing a black jacket and blue jeans. They also published a photo of the red four-door hatchback he is believed to have fled in.
Ostrem “nonchalantly” entered the store in Thornton, about 10 miles (16 km) northeast of downtown Denver, and opened fire on shoppers and employees a little after 6 p.m. time, police said, citing witness accounts.
Two men were killed in the shooting and a woman who was shot was taken to a hospital where she died, according to police.