Manhunt Comes To Successful End In Colorado For Walmart Shooter.
The Gunman was identified as 47-year-old Scott Ostrem. Ostrem is accused of entering a Thornton Walmart and opening fire killing three people.Two men died at the Walmart, while the third a female died later at the hospital.
Police came upon the scene around 6 am and immediately evacuated the Walmart. A reporter on scene claims a witness told him 30 shots were fired in the Walmart.
“The suspect is described as a white man wearing a black jacket with maroon shirt and blue jeans. He fled the scene in a red, four-door Mitsubishi Mirage.”
The Police currently believe the attack was random and has no ties to any terrorist organizations.
**UPDATE** Suspect identified as SCOTT OSTREM (DOB: 03-08-70), nationwide extradition homicide warrant. Any info tipline #720-977-5069 pic.twitter.com/8ulfgT6PdC
This is a developing story and we will keep you up to date as the story unfolds.
This has been eventful fall with multiple shootings so far, at what point will Americans wake up and see that we have a problem. America needs to start addressing it’s Mental Illness Epidemic. These are not rational, individuals. The people that are committing these acts need to get help before it’s too late.
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI):
“Approximately 1 in 25 adults in the U.S.—9.8 million, or 4.0%—experiences a serious mental illness in a given year that substantially interferes with or limits one or more major life activities. Approximately 1 in 5 youth aged 13–18 (21.4%) experiences a severe mental disorder at some point during their life.”
We may not know the killer’s motives this time but it is not a sane individual that randomly attacks a Walmart or a Vegas Strip.
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The suspect is still at large and Police are asking for the public to call if they have any information or spot him. They are also warning the public that he is considered “armed” and “dangerous.”
Update 11:29 am
“Scott Ostrem, 47, was taken into custody after police stopped his red Mitsubishi Mirage at an intersection less than 10 miles away from the Walmart he had attacked, FOX31 Denver reported.”