Colorado Shooting Suspect Passed Check in Legal Gun Purchase

The suspect in the Colorado supermarket shootings bought a firearm at a local gun store after passing a background check, and he also had a second weapon with him that he didn’t use in the attack.

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Kolt Jones, left, and his wife, Josie, survey the array of floral bouquets and tributes placed around a police cruiser outside the Boulder, Colo., Police Department for fallen officer Eric Talley, one of 10 victims in a mass shooting at a King Soopers grocery store, before a news conference on the incident outside police headquarters Friday, March 26, 2021, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The suspect in the Colorado supermarket shootings bought a firearm at a local gun store after passing a background check, and he also had a second weapon with him that he didn’t use in the attack that killed 10 people this week, authorities and the gun store owner said Friday. Investigators are working to determine the motive for the shooting, but they don’t know yet why the suspect chose the store…

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