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Woman charged with 7 counts of attempted murder in Broomfield Walmart shooting

Posted at 11:46 AM, Feb 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-21 13:48:52-05

ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. — A woman has been charged with seven counts of attempted first-degree murder in the shooting at a Walmart in Broomfield on Tuesday, officials announced Friday.

Alyssa Borquez, 21, was taken into custody at the Walmart on Tuesday, near the intersection of Sheridan Boulevard and West 120th Avenue.

Borquez faces one count of attempted first-degree murder after deliberation and six counts of attempted first-degree murder with extreme indifference, according to the 17th Judicial District Attorney's Office. Borquez was being held in jail with her bond set at $50,000.

No one was injured in the shooting, which unfolded just before 2 p.m.

Authorities initially said Borquez and another man exchanged gunfire inside the store, but police later clarified that only Borquez fired a shot during the incident. Borquez and the man had a relationship, police said, but it was unclear exactly how they knew each other. The man was arrested Tuesday night in Denver on unrelated charges.

Police said investigators did not believe the incident was random. Borquez and the man were with a group of people who also knew each other when the shooting happened. A child was with the group when the shooting happened, but it was not Borquez's child. The child was a relative of Borquez and was with their mother.

Borquez was advised of the charges in court on Friday morning. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for March 19.