Boulder shooting timeline: A chronology of the mass killing at King Soopers

On the afternoon of Monday, March 22, 2021, a gunman who police say was armed with a Ruger AR-556 semi-automatic pistol opened fire in the parking lot of the King Soopers on Table Mesa Drive in south Boulder, then entered the grocery store.

Over the course of nearly an hour, the shooter killed 10 shoppers, employees and a Boulder police officer who responded to the call of shots fired at the supermarket.

All times are approximate:

2:30 p.m. — The gunman begins shooting in the front parking lot of the King Soopers

2:33 p.m. — Police officers are dispatched to respond to the shooting

2:35 p.m. — The first officers begin arriving on scene

2:37 p.m. — Three officers enter the grocery store

2:38 p.m. — The gunman fires on the responding officers

2:39 p.m. — An officer reports that Officer Eric Talley is down

2:50 p.m. — Police use an armored vehicle to break the front windows of the store

3 p.m. — Police begin using a sound system to order the suspect to surrender

3:22 p.m. — SWAT teams enter the King Soopers and retrieve Talley’s body.

3:27 p.m. — The SWAT officers make contact with the shooter

3:28 p.m. — The shooter is reported in custody

Source: Court documents, Boulder police radio traffic archived by Broadcastify, video footage provided by Mark Naughton

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