Victims in Boulder Supermarket Shooting Identified — inside Their Lives

Joe Akins
Mar 24, 2021
11:10 A.M.
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The Boulder Police Department identified the ten persons killed in the mass shooting at a Colorado Supermarket on Monday, March 21, 2021. 

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On Wednesday, Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold listed the names of the deceased victims of Monday's mass shooting at the King Soopers at 3600 Table Mesa Drive. 

In a press briefing recorded by Reuters, Herold said the Boulder County Coroner's Office worked overnight to identify all the deceased victims and identify their next of kin. 

An aerial view of the crime scene from the Colorado supermarket shooting, March 22, 2021. | Photo: Twitter/ABC7NY

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According to her, the last victim was removed from the scene of the shooting on Tuesday afternoon. All the victims were identified at about 2:02 am on Wednesday, while their families were notified almost two hours later. 

She went on to list the victims' names and their ages as follows: Denny Strong, 20, Neven Stanisic, 23, Rikki Olds, 25, Tralona Bartkowiak, 49, Suzanne Fountain, 59, Teri Leiker, 51. 

Others are Officer Eric Talley, 51, Kevin Mahoney, 61, Lynn Murray, 62, and Jody Waters, 65. After listing the victims' names, Herold consoled the families of the victims' deaths. 

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In her speech, which was also posted on the Boulder Police Department's Facebook page, she described the killings as a senseless act of violence. 

His daughter, Erika Mahoney, said he was about to become a grandfather and described him as her hero.

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She expressed the police department's commitment along with state, local, and federal authorities for a thorough investigation and to bring justice to the deceased's families. 

Herold also narrated the series of events that led to the suspect's arrest. The suspect has been identified as Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, 21, of Arvada. He faces a 10-count charge of murder in the first degree and was taken to the Boulder County Jail yesterday. 

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A GLIMPSE INTO THE VICTIMS' LIVES

One of the shooting's victims, Officer Eric Talley, was among the first people to arrive at the scene. He was an 11-year veteran of the Boulder Police Department, who Herold described as a hero and a great soul. 

25-year-old Rikki Olds loved the outdoors and was a front-end manager at the grocery store where the shooting occurred. Family members said she brought life to the family. 

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Lynn Murray was a former magazine photo director and a mother of two. She went to the store to fill an Instacart order, which has been her hobby since her retirement. 

Tralona Bartkowiak was recently engaged and managed a shop in Boulder where yoga and festival clothing were sold. Teri Leiker was a longtime grocery employee and had worked at King Soopers for more than 30 years. 

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Kevin Mahoney was a former chief operating officer at Stonebridge Companies, which dealt in hotel development and hospitality management. His daughter, Erika Mahoney, said he was about to become a grandfather and described him as her hero. 

Denny Strong was a grocery work and avid hunter. He had worked at the grocery store for several years. Suzanne Fountain was a dedicated gardener, while Neven Stanisic was the son of refugees. May their souls rest in peace. 

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