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Colorado police arrest suspect in fatal Walmart shooting

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WESTMINSTER, Colo. - Police have arrested a man in Westminster they suspect is the shooter who killed three people inside a Walmart in Thornton on Tuesday.

CBS4 video captured just before 8 a.m. shows Scott Ostrem being handcuffed and put in a police car near 72nd Avenue and Federal Boulevard.

Ostrem, 47, of Denver, was identified Thursday morning as the suspect in Tuesday’s shooting.

Ostrem’s last known address was in the northern part of Denver near the intersection of 72nd and Pecos Street. That’s close to where he was arrested.

Police say the suspect walked into the Walmart at Grant Street and 98th Avenue just after 6 p.m. and began randomly firing a handgun. Two men were shot and died and a woman who was also shot was taken to the hospital and died soon afterwards.

After the shooting, witnesses say the suspect quickly ran out of the building.

The FBI and the ATF are assisting Thornton police with their investigation. When asked if this was a terror attack, police responded in the following way:

“As of right now we can’t rule anything out, however we don’t have any indication right now of anyone claiming to have taken responsibility for anything, as of right now,” Thornton police spokesman Victor Avila said late Wednesday night.

The Walmart is closed until further notice.

The victims have not been identified.

According to CBS4 investigator Brian Maass, Ostrem filed for bankruptcy in 2015. He had 14 arrests in Colorado, most of which were minor. The last one was in 2013 for DWAI.

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