Police In Boulder Thank Community For Support After Supermarket Shooting

CBS4's Jonathan Vigliotti reports on the latest details on the Boulder supermarket shooting.

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MARIS HEROLD: We have received such an outpouring of sorrow, grief. And just-- it's just been extremely heartening for me to see how the community supports this police department.

- Now at 5:00, police in Boulder, Colorado thanking the community for their outpouring of support as they investigate the supermarket massacre. The suspect is charged with 10 counts of murder, and could face even more charges for firing at police officers. CBS's Jonathan Vigliotti has the latest from Boulder.

JONATHAN VIGLIOTTI: Investigators from multiple agencies have been working around the clock in Boulder since Monday, but still don't know what motivated a 21-year-old man to open fire in a supermarket.

MARIS HEROLD: Like the rest of the community, we too want to know why. Why that King Soopers? Why Boulder? Why Monday? And unfortunately, at this time, we still don't have those answers.

JONATHAN VIGLIOTTI: Authorities do know the responding officers saved lives when they rushed into the market.

MICHAEL DOUGHERTY: Charged into the store and immediately faced a very significant amount of gunfire from the shooter. That danger ended because of the response of law enforcement.

JONATHAN VIGLIOTTI: Police say the suspect, Ahmad Alissa, legally bought an AR-15 style gun at a Colorado gun store. The store owner says Alissa passed a background check. And while the investigation pushes forward, we are hearing more from victims' families. Erika Mahoney posted this photo on Twitter when she lost her father Kevin. She wrote, "my dad represents all things love. I'm so thankful he could walk me down the aisle."

ERIKA MAHONEY: That expression that he has on his face is one I've seen my whole life. And that represents so much pride, but also holding back tears.

JONATHAN VIGLIOTTI: When Erika announced her father's death, she also revealed that she was pregnant with the family's first grandchild.

ERIKA MAHONEY: This little baby girl is what's getting us through this time, because I can feel her kick, and every kick is telling me to be strong.

JONATHAN VIGLIOTTI: Funerals for the victims begin this weekend. Eric Talley, the Boulder police officer killed in the line of duty, will be laid to rest on Tuesday. Jonathan Vigliotti, CBS News, Boulder, Colorado.

- There will be much more on the supermarket shooting tonight on the CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell. That's at 6:30, after CBS 4 News at 6:00.