Thornton Walmart shooting: Police ID suspect as Scott Ostrem, says he's armed and dangerous

Summary

Thornton police have arrested a 47-year-old suspect in the apparently random Walmart shooting in which a man almost casually shot two men and a woman, killing them, before turning around and walking out of the store Wednesday night. Scott Ostrem, 47, was arrested at around 8 a.m. Thursday near 72nd Avenue and Federal Boulevard. Ostrem was seen Wednesday night driving a red 2017 Mitsubishi Mirage with Colorado license plate number 882TQB, and police asked the public to keep an eye out for the car and Ostrem, warning that he was “armed and dangerous.” Ostrem was stopped on the street Thursday morning while driving that vehicle. Police searched Ostrem’s last known address, in the 7100 block of Samuel Drive in Denver, on Thursday morning, Thornton police spokesman Victor Avila said at a 9 a.m. news conference.

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