Suspect of Colorado Shooting Identified and in Custody

Image Courtesy of New York Post

Image Courtesy of New York Post

Jennah Hamze, News Editor

On March 22, 2021, a devastating shooting that took ten lives took place at King Soopers, a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado.

Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, the shooter, has been identified by law enforcement personnel on Tuesday, March 23. Alissa is a 21-year-old who purchased a firearm days before the shooting. Alissa is currently in custody and not considered a threat to the public.

The Boulder County District Attorney, Michael Dougherty, stated that the shooter was alone and that authorities have not uncovered a motive. Law enforcement disclosed that Alissa used an AR-15 rifle and suffered mental health issues. Alissa has been charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder, and one count of attempted murder. He will appear in court on Thursday, March 25th, 2021 at 8:15 am, according to public records.

This shooting is the seventh mass killing of the year 2021. Speaker Nancy Pelosi made a statement saying that “enough is enough” and made a point to assure gun violence victims that she stands with them. Two new background check bills have been written and are pending before reaching the Senate for discussion.

The victims of the shooting have been identified as:

Tralona Bartkowiak, 49

Suzanne Fountain, 59

Teri Leiker, 51

Kevin Mahoney, 61

Lynn Murray, 62

Rikki Olds, 25

Neven Stanisic, 23

Denny Stong, 20

Jody Waters, 65.

The Informer would like to extend the following links to support the families of the victims.