Boulder shooting suspect charged with using large magazine
Local prosecutors in Colorado have filed over 40 more felony charges against a man charged with killing 10 people at a Boulder supermarket last month, including for allegedly using a large capacity magazine banned by state lawmakers in response to recent mass shootings.
Colorado shooting suspect passed check in legal gun purchase
“Like the rest of the community, we too want to know why — why that King Soopers, why Boulder, why Monday," Herold said. The suspect passed a background check conducted by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation before purchasing a gun, Eagleton said. The gun store is in a shopping center that also has a chiropractic clinic, yoga studio and foot massage parlor. A different King Soopers store is across the street. His funeral is scheduled for Tuesday in the Boulder County city of Lafayette.
Lawyer: Colorado shooting suspect needs mental health review
Alissa is also charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting at another police officer, who was unhurt. A law enforcement official briefed on the shooting previously said that the suspect’s family told investigators they believed Alissa was suffering from some type of mental illness, including delusions. The official was not authorized to speak publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity. The officials were not authorized to speak publicly and spoke to AP on condition of anonymity. Report for America is a nonprofit national service program that places journalists in local newsrooms to report on undercovered issues.
Grocery store worker narrowly escaped gunman's notice
Emily Giffen, 27, was smoking outside the store Monday during a break when she heard multiple loud pops that she knew were not fireworks. “I just really am having a hard time understanding why me and my friends deserve to die,” she said, wondering why the gunman chose to target the Boulder store specifically. We’re a part of their community.”AdThe attack was the nation’s deadliest mass shooting since a 2019 assault on a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, where a gunman killed 22 people. According to two law enforcement officials, Alissa was born in Syria in 1999, emigrated to the U.S. as a toddler and later became a U.S. citizen. The law enforcement official said the suspect’s family told investigators that he had delusions and that they believed he had some type of mental illness.
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Authorities said Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa was from the Denver suburb of Arvada and that he engaged in a shootout with police Monday afternoon inside the Boulder store. Investigators have not established a motive, but authorities believe he was the only shooter, Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty said. A law enforcement official briefed on the shooting told The Associated Press that the gunman used an AR-15 rifle, a lightweight semi-automatic rifle. “This is a tragedy and a nightmare for Boulder County,” Dougherty said. I promise the victims and the people of the state of Colorado that we will secure justice.”
Colorado suspect got assault weapon 6 days before shooting
Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa bought the weapon on March 16, just six days before the attack at a King Soopers store in Boulder, according to an arrest affidavit. Relatives described times when Alissa told them people were following or chasing him, which they said may have contributed to the violence, the official said. The attack was the nation’s deadliest mass shooting since a 2019 assault on a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, where a gunman killed 22 people in a rampage that police said targeted Mexicans. AdThe shooting came 10 days after a judge blocked a ban on assault rifles passed by the city of Boulder in 2018. That ordinance and another banning large-capacity magazines came after the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, that left 17 people dead.