BOULDER, Colo.—Monday afternoon was quiet at the King Soopers grocery store on Table Mesa Drive. A smattering of shoppers meandered through the aisles. Several waited for Covid-19 vaccinations at the pharmacy. At the Starbucks , Logan Smith brewed a coffee for his friend and co-worker Denny Stong.
Then a man burst through the store’s front doors, shouting. “There’s an active shooter in the parking lot!”
Mr. Smith, 20, sprinted outside and saw a heavyset man who was wearing a green tactical vest and armed with a semiautomatic gun shoot another man in the back. Mr. Smith ran back in and frantically called 911. He looked up as the shooter entered the store, walked up to 25-year-old King Soopers manager Rikki Olds and shot her point-blank, killing her.
He shot and killed Mr. Stong, aged 20, as well.
“It felt like a dream,” Mr. Smith said on Tuesday. “But at the same time, it felt like, OK, this is happening. What if I died today?…”
Authors: Dan Frosch, Zusha Elinson and Chris Cumming
Source: The Wall Street Journal