There is a lot of new information coming out of Boulder, Colorado regarding the horrible mass shooting at a grocery store Monday.
Police have identified the suspect. He is 21-year old Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, who lives in Arvada, Colorado.
As far as a motive for the carnage he caused, the police have not specified anything.
There were a total of 10 fatalities, and the police have released the names of all of them, who ranged in age from 20-65.
One of the victims was the first police officer to arrive on the scene, 51-year old Eric Talley.
“Our hearts got out to all the victims killed during this senseless act of violence,” Police Chief Maris Herold said at a press conference Tuesday.
The suspect was charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder.
The District Attorney for Boulder County, Michael Dougherty also pledged to “make sure that the killer is held absolutely and fully accountable for what he did, to them, to all the loved ones and friends of the victims, and to the Boulder community yesterday.”
The entire community of Boulder was rocked by the events Monday. Chief Herold was visibly shaken when she spoke at the press conference today. “It’s hard. It’s challenging. I live three blocks up the street from that store. You’re worried about your neighbors, you’re worried about your partner. You’re worried about everything when you get that call. So, yeah, I feel numb. And it’s heartbreaking. It’s heartbreaking to talk to victims, their families. It’s tragic.”
The violence in Colorado was the seventh mass killing already in 2021.