Published On: Fri, Nov 3rd, 2017

Colorado shooting: Scott Ostrem arrested, victims identified as Pamela Marques, Carlos Moreno, Victor Vasquez

The Colorado Walmart shooting who “nonchalantly” walked into the Thornton Walmart and opened fire with a handgun, killing three has been arrested and all of the victims have now been identified.

Police confirmed that Scott Ostrem, 47, was taken into custody without incident after police stopped his red Mitsubishi Mirage at an intersection less than 10 miles away from the Walmart he had attacked. SWAT responded to an anonymous tip, arrived at Ostrem’s apartment complex in Adams County to witness his red Mitsubishi Mirage driving past.

Scott Ostrem

Police stopped the vehicle at West 72nd Avenue and Federal Boulevard where Ostrem was apprehended without incident.

The coroner’s office the three victims killed Thursday as: Pamela Marques, 52, of Adams County, Carlos Moreno, 66, of Thornton and Victor Vasquez, 26, of Denver.

Ostrem worked at a metal fabrication shop for the last three years without any problems, said David Heidt of B&M Roofing. He called Ostrem a quiet worker who was skilled at making metal flashing for roofs. He left work Wednesday without explanation.

Court documents reveal that Ostrem has a history of arrests and financial problems.

In September 2015, Ostrem filed for bankruptcy and listed his debt at a total of $86,000 and credit card debt of $58,000, federal court documents show. Ostrem’s year-to-date income at that point was listed as $23,637, according to court records.

In 2013, Ostrem was arrested for driving under the influence in the city of Wheat Ridge, according to arrest records provided by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation. He was arrested again that year for failing to appear in court.

In 1999, Ostrem was busted on a weapons charge, resisting arrest and assault on a police officer, court records show, but prosecutors dropped the charges in June 2000.

In 1990, Ostrem was arrested for harassment, and records show that he served a two-day sentence in jail after he either pleaded guilty or was convicted.

More on the original reporting of the shooting HERE

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- Catherine "Kaye" Wonderhouse, a proud descendant of the Wunderhaus family is the Colorado Correspondent who will add more coverage, interviews and reports from this midwest area.

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