Walmart Shooting Suspect Makes First Appearance In Court

BRIGHTON, Colo. (CBS4) – The 47-year-old suspect in the random shooting at a Walmart in Thornton on Wednesday made his first court appearance late Friday morning.

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Scott Ostrem (credit: CBS)

The judge ordered that Scott Ostrem be held in jail without bail.

Ostrem was seen in surveillance video inside the store when three people were shot and killed. He was arrested on Thursday morning near his Denver home.

Ostrem appeared in Adams County Court in Brighton in handcuffs and wearing a light blue jumpsuit.

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Scott Ostrem (credit: CBS)

He was expressionless as he was advised of his rights and responded to the judge’s questions with yes and no answers.

Friends and family members of the three victims attended the hearing. One person carried a sign saying “#Justice4CarlosMoreno.”

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Moreno was killed along with Pamela Marques and Victor Vasquez.

Official charges won’t be filed until Monday, but Ostrem is currently under investigation for alleged first degree murder.

It’s not known so far if investigators have determined a motive behind Ostrem’s alleged actions. Neighbors told CBS4 he has shown distain toward Hispanics in past. If the killing were racially motivated, Ostrem could be charged with a federal hate crime.

RELATED: Neighbors Say Alleged Walmart Shooter Was Often Angry, Rude

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