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Ahmad Alissa has been charged with 10 counts of murder in connection with the Monday mass shooting at a Colorado grocery store, police announced Tuesday morning, identifying the alleged gunman.
Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold identified the suspected gunman as Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, a resident of Arvada (roughly 20 miles south of Boulder), during a Tuesday press conference.
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He is 21 years old.
Ahmad Alissa Boulder Shooting Suspect
Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, the 21-year-old suspect in Monday’s massacre at the King Soopers supermarket in the Colorado city of Boulder, faces 10 counts of murder in the first degree, Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold said Tuesday.
The suspect is a resident of Arvada, Colorado, and has “lived most of his life in the United States,” Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty said. He sustained “a through-and-through” gunshot wound to his leg, and was taken into custody at 3:28 p.m. Monday, Herold said.
He was sent to a hospital in stable condition, and was being treated there Tuesday, Herold said. Though officers exchanged gunfire with the suspect, it wasn’t immediately clear whether the shot that injured him came from the police, she said.
He will be taken to the Boulder County jail after treatment is finished, likely on Tuesday, Dougherty said.
“(It is) premature to draw any conclusions (about motive) at this point in time,” FBI special agent in charge Michael Schneider said.
“We are going to do everything in our power to make sure this suspect has a thorough trial,” and a thorough investigation will be done, Herold said.
Police said he is in stable condition and will soon be transported to the Boulder County Jail.
The 10 people who died ranged in age from 20 to 65.
They were, according to Boulder police:
Denny Strong, 20
Neven Stanisic, 23
Rikki Olds, 25
Tralona Bartkowiak, 49
Suzanne Fountain, 59
Teri Leiker, 51
Boulder police Officer Eric Talley, 51
Kevin Mahoney, 61
Lynn Murray, 62
Jody Waters, 65
“I want to say to the community, I am so sorry this incident happened,” Chief Herold said, “and we are going to do everything in our power to make sure this suspect has a thorough trial and we do a thorough investigation.”
Police have so far offered no detail about the motive for the shooting. Herold said officers were dispatched at 2:40 p.m. upon receiving a call about a potential active shooter in the King Soopers grocery store.
The officers immediately entered the store and Talley, the first to respond, was fatally shot. No other members of law enforcement were killed.
The last victim was removed from the scene at 1:30 a.m. and family members were notified within the next two hours, Herold said.
“Every level of law enforcement is working together to make sure we can bring justice to this case,” Colorado Gov. Jared Polis said at the press conference.