Three dead, suspect arrested in Thornton Walmart shooting


A suspect has been arrested after a shooting left three people dead at a Walmart in Thornton the night of Nov. 1.

On Twitter the morning of Nov. 2, Thornton Police identified the suspect as Scott Ostrem, 47. He was wanted on a "nationwide extradition homicide warrant," the tweet stated.

Later in the morning, shortly after 8:30 a.m., police said Ostrem had been taken into custody near his 7121 Samuel Drive address. A police spokesperson said Ostrem was arrested in his car in the area of 72nd Avenue and Federal Boulevard in Westminster.

No motive for the shooting had been released as of 9 a.m. Nov. 2.

Thornton Police closed the streets surrounding the Thornton Town Center Walmart at 9900 Grant St. after a reported 6:10 p.m. shooting Nov. 1 claimed three lives, according to police reports.

Shortly after the report of the shooting, police said two men were killed in the shooting and one woman was transported to a local hospital. Later in the night, police said she died.

Police had the area surrounding the store closed while they cleared the store and investigated the scene.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call a tip line at 720-977-5069.

This story will be updated.


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