Man accused of killing 10 people in Boulder 21-year-old Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa charged with 10 counts of murder

Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, 21, the man accused of killing ten people at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado, on Monday, has been charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder. The victims included a 51-year-old police officer Eric Talley.

Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa 
Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa

The victims were identified by police as Denny Strong, 20; Neven Stanisic 23; Rikki Olds, 25; Tralona Bartkowiak, 49; Susanne Fountain, 59; Teri Leiker, 51; Eric Talley, 51; Kevin Mahoney, 61; Lynn Murray, 62; and Jody Waters, 65.

President Biden will give brief remarks on the tragedy in Boulder before departing for Ohio in the afternoon, the White House said. The President also directed that all flags at the White House be flown at half staff.

Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold identified Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa as the suspect in the shooting at the King Soopers grocery store at a Tuesday morning press briefing.

The police Chief said officers responded within minutes of the shooting and exchanged gunfire with the attacker.

Fallen Boulder police officer Eric Talley was 51 years old and with the department since 2010. 
Fallen Boulder police officer Eric Talley was 51 years old and with the department since 2010.

The suspect was taken into custody shortly before 3:30 p.m. MDT and was transported to the hospital where he is currently in stable condition, Herold said.

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“Today Colorado mourns the loss of the 10 victims of the #BoulderShooting. My heart aches for their loved ones,” Governor Jared Polis tweeted.

The City of Boulder tweeted Officer Eric Talley was killed heroically responding to the BoulderShooting on Monday His police vehicle is parked outside the boulderpolice station at 1805 33rd St in memory of Eric and his servicenbsp
The City of Boulder tweeted: “Officer Eric Talley was killed heroically responding to the #BoulderShooting on Monday. His police vehicle is parked outside the @boulderpolice station at 1805 33rd St. in memory of Eric and his service.”

The City of Boulder tweeted: “Officer Eric Talley was killed heroically responding to the #BoulderShooting on Monday. His police vehicle is parked outside the @boulderpolice station at 1805 33rd St. in memory of Eric and his service.”

Former President Barack Obama released a lengthy statement, condemning the shooting.

The booking photo of the BoulderShooting suspect Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissanbsp
The booking photo of the #BoulderShooting suspect Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa

“A once-in-a-century pandemic cannot be the only thing that slows mass shootings in this country. It’s time for leaders everywhere to listen to the American people when they say enough is enough,” Obama tweeted.

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