Recent Boulder Shooting Leaves 10 People Dead

Shooter Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa
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Beck Gilliland

On Monday, there was a mass shooting at a King Soopers grocery in Boulder, Colorado. The suspect has been identified as 21-year-old Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, and was charged with 10 counts of murder. He was taken into custody shirtless after being shot in the leg during apprehension.

Ten people, including police officer Eric Talley, were killed during the shooting. Chief Maris Herold stated, “Alissa sustained ‘a through-and-through’ gunshot wound to his leg, and was taken into custody at 3:28 p.m. (MST) Monday” (CNN). The gunman was sent to the hospital to treat his injuries. Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty said, “[Alissa] was expected to be released from the hospital and sent to the county jail sometime Tuesday” (NPR).

According to CNN, the suspect has lived most of his life in the United States. At this time, authorities have not determined a motive. Ali Aliwi Alissa, the suspect’s 34-year-old brother, admitted that he believes his bother is mentally ill. He included that his brother was “very anti-social” and paranoid, adding that, in high school, he would describe “being chased, someone is behind him, someone is looking for him” (The Daily Beast). He was said to be in stable condition and had been booked in Boulder County Jail by Tuesday afternoon.

Beyond being mentally ill, there has still been no determination on what exactly caused Alissa to do the shooting.