3 Killed In Boulder Store Shooting Identified

Police Respond To Report Of Gunshots At Boulder Stove And Flooring

Boulder police are investigating the motive for a shooting that left three people -- two men and one woman -- dead inside the Boulder Stove and Flooring store.

On Monday night, the Boulder County Coroner identified those killed as store owners Sean Griffin, 40, and Staci Griffin, 41, and employee Robert Montgomery, 50.

The Griffins were married 13 years ago in Danbury, Conn.

The store's light-hearted website, which has been taken down, described Sean Griffin’s title as "Lunch Decider and Chief Delegator." It also showed a photo of the couple's young daughter sitting in her dad's lap. The daughter's job title was "Slave Labor."

Staci Griffin, a tile designer, is shown in what looks like a vacation photo, toasting with a tall cocktail from a restaurant with an ocean view.

The website listed Montgomery as a "hearth products specialist" and said he was a former software engineer at the National Center for Atmospheric Research and elsewhere.

The website said the Griffins moved to Boulder in December 2007 from the East Coast and said Staci Griffin "has an extensive background in selling and designing with tile and plumbing. She was with Waterworks in Connecticut for 10 years before moving to Nashville to open high-end plumbing and tile showrooms for two years before making the move to Boulder. She is married to Sean and mother to Avery."

The couple lived in Longmont. 7NEWS checked and found no lawsuits, leins or bankruptcies for Boulder Stove & Flooring or for the Griffins.

Residents in a Longmont neighborhood said the Griffins were good neighbors and good parents.

"We'd see them in the morning. Like I said, we'd carpool with them. They'd just go to work like we'd go to work. A very sweet, kind family," said Bev Coody, a neighbor.

An autopsy is expected to be performed Tuesday morning.

Police Not Searching For Suspect

Police said they received a 911 call at 11:09 a.m. Monday of multiple shots being fired at 2887 30th St. -- the address for Boulder Stove and Flooring.

At 11:11 a.m., officers armed with assault rifles entered the store, which was open for business, and found the three bodies "near each other" on the floor, said Boulder police spokeswoman Sarah Huntley. Officers backed out and summoned homicide detectives and the coroner's office, Huntley said.

There were no reports of anyone fleeing the shooting scene on foot or by car, and currently there's no active manhunt for a shooter, she said.

"Based on the information we have gathered at the scene, there's no indication that there is a suspect at large," Huntley said. "It does not appear that there's an immediate public safety risk beyond this building."

She declined to say if the shooting was the result of a double-murder and suicide, or what may have prompted it.

Officers have been called to Boulder Stove and Flooring twice in the past, but both calls were routine, about people loitering in the parking lot, Huntley said.

Will Hackett, owner of Will Hackett Chimney & Masonry, and a subcontractor for Boulder Stove and Flooring, was upset to hear Monday morning that there had been a shooting there. He told the Boulder Daily Camera that he was headed to the business to pick up a chimney jack.

"I'm shocked and saddened," Hackett told the Camera. "I work with those guys often. It's really hard to for me to hear that."

Boulder Stove & Flooring's website indicates that it is a small business that sells fireplaces and wood-burning stoves, with half a dozen employees. It is housed in a tan brick building just south of the Diamond Shamrock gas station at Valmont Road and 30th Street.

Detectives are interviewing witnesses who heard the shooting, employees of the store and neighboring businesses. However, there does not appear to be any eyewitnesses to the shooting, Huntley said.

Boulder had five homicides last year, four of which were domestic-related and one was drug-related, Huntley said. There have been no homicides in Boulder this year.

Anyone who works at Boulder Stove and Flooring, as well as anyone who may have information about the crime, is asked to contact the Boulder Police Department at 303-441-3333.