Alleged Thornton Walmart shooter faces judge

THORNTON, Colo. -- The man accused of killing three people inside a Walmart in the north Denver suburb of Thornton faced a judge on Friday.

The suspect, 47-year-old Scott Ostrem, was ordered to be held without bond in Adams County.

Surveillance video shows Ostrem walking into the Walmart. Authorities said he began shooting randomly.

Ostrem was taken into custody after a 14-hour manhunt.

Prosecutors said there could be more charges against Ostrem, including charges of attempted murder. For now, he's charged with three counts of first-degree murder.

District Attorney Dave Young said Friday that police needed time to interview people who escaped from the store uninjured but witnessed what happened.

Friday, the store was still closed, but police had relinquished their control and turned it back to Walmart.

Defense lawyer Emily Fleischmann asked the judge if police could continue to have control over the inside of the Walmart, so her legal team could perform its own investigation of the crime scene. KDVR reports the judge denied the request, saying he didn't have the authority to grant such an order. Fleischmann reportedly told the judge she was not allowed to return the store to conduct the investigation.

Ostrem will be formally charged on Monday. If convicted, he could be facing life in prison or even the death penalty.

Carlos Moreno, Pamela Marques and Victor Vasquez were the three people killed in the shooting. GoFundMe pages have been set up for each of the victims' families to help with funeral expenses.

>> GoFundMe for Carlos Moreno>> GoFundMe for Pamela Marques>> GoFundMe for Victor Vasquez

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