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Colorado shooting: Police says Walmart suspect has minor prior record

Thornton police spokesman Victor Avila said Thursday that 47-year-old Scott Ostrem had a minor criminal history, but Avila didn't elaborate.

Published: 02nd November 2017 10:56 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd November 2017 10:56 PM   |  A+A-

Walmart employees and customers that were inside the store wait to hear what to do from police as they stand behind police tape outside of a Walmart store. | AP

By Associated Press

THORNTON: Police say a man suspected of fatally shooting three people inside a Colorado Walmart has a minor criminal record.

Thornton police spokesman Victor Avila said Thursday that 47-year-old Scott Ostrem had a minor criminal history, but Avila didn't elaborate.

Court records show a resisting arrest charge against Ostrem was dismissed in 1999.

Court records also show Ostrem filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in 2015.

Ostrem was arrested Thursday, about 14 hours after the shooting inside a Walmart in the Denver suburb of Thornton.

Two men died inside the Walmart, and a woman died later at a hospital.

A motive for the shooting was unknown.


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