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King Soopers Table Mesa store to close on March 22, 1 year after shooting

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Posted at 4:09 PM, Mar 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-22 10:54:50-04

DENVER – The King Soopers Table Mesa location will close on March 22, one year after the shooting that killed 10 people last year.

Additionally, every King Soopers and City Market store will pause at 2:30 p.m. that day, which is approximately when the shooting started, for a moment of silence to honor the victims of the shooting.

“Closing the store to honor the tragic loss of life and to provide our associates space to process their emotions as they continue to navigate the healing process allows us to continue to deliver on our commitment to support our associates and our community as we all heal and grieve together,” King Soopers President Joe Kelley said in a statement.

The company said the Table Mesa store will close at 11 p.m. on March 21 and reopen at 6 a.m. on Wednesday, March 23.

The Table Mesa store reopened on Feb. 9 nearly 11 months after the shooting.

There were 10 people killed in the shooting: Denny Stong, 20; Neven Stanisic, 23; Rikki Olds, 25; Tralona Bartkowiak, 49; Suzanne Fountain, 59; Teri Leiker, 51; Officer Eric Talley, 51; Kevin Mahoney, 61; Lynn Murray, 62; and Jody Waters, 65.

The man suspected of killing those 10 is still undergoing mental health treatment at the state hospital in Pueblo.