March 24, 2021

Suspect in Boulder Supermarket Shooting Identified — inside Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa's Life

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Following the mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado, the gunman suspect has been identified. The authorities have also released the names of the ten victims.

The Boulder Police Department released the identity of a man who fatally shot 10 Colorado residents on March 22. According to a Facebook post update from the department, many agencies continue to investigate the shooting. The suspect has been identified as Ahmad Ali Aliwi Alissa. 

“BOULDER, Colo. – Dozens of agencies continued to investigate yesterday’s mass shooting at the King Soopers at 3600 Table Mesa Drive,” the statement read.

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The statement continued: The Boulder County Coroner’s Office worked overnight to identify all victims and notified the next of kin. The last victim was removed from the scene at 1:30 a.m. today (Tuesday, March 23).”

According to the post, at around 2:02 a.m., all the victims were identified, and by 3:59 a.m., their families were notified. The deceased's names include Denny Strong, Neven Stanisic, Rikki Olds, Tralona Bartkowiak, Suzanne Fountain, Teri Leiker, Eric Talley, Kevin Mahoney, Lyn Murray, and Jody Waters.


Chief Maris Herold wrote a message offering their condolences to all the victims who lost their lives during the senseless act. The officer noted that they committed themselves to carry out a thorough investigation and to bring the perpetrator to justice.

Chief Herold continued to note that the Boulder community is strong and compassionate, and they will rally around to take care of each other. The detectives are also urging anyone who has further information to come forward.

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According to CNN, Alissa opened fire at a grocery store which left people dead, including a Boulder police officer. The 21-year-old's identity, who is currently in custody, was reportedly revealed at a news conference by Chief Herold.

However, he did not disclose a possible motive for the mass killing. The weapon used for the bloodshed was reportedly an AR-15-style pistol modified with an arm brace.

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According to Denver Post, the Arvada man was reportedly short-tempered and paranoid during high school, according to his former classmates. He attended Arvada West High School from 2015 until he graduated in 2018, Jeffco Public Schools spokeswoman Cameron Bell confirmed.

He was on the wrestling team his junior and senior years.

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According to Fox News, Allissa allegedly bought the firearm used in the attack six days earlier. He reportedly walked into the store at around 2:30 p.m. and began shooting, according to authorities.

He was arrested about an hour later with a gunshot wound in his leg. Alissa was reportedly booked into Boulder County jail on Tuesday after receiving treatment for a gunshot wound. He has been charged with ten counts of first-degree murder.

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