The Boulder Police Chief said on Tuesday that a 21-year-old man from a Denver suburb was charged with 10 counts of attempted murder on Monday at a grocery store in Boulder, Colo., Killing 10 people.
Police Chief Maris Harold identified the suspect as Ahmed Al Alawi Alisa of Arvada, a suburb of Denver, about 20 miles from Boulder. District Attorney Michael Douberti in Boulder County said he “spent most of his life in the United States.”
Chief Harold said the suspect was detained with a leg injury, but was in stable condition and expected to be taken to prison on Tuesday.
Among the victims was Officer Eric Talley of the 51-year-old Boulder Police Department, who responded to a “barrage” of 911 calls about the shooting. Authorities identified 20 additional nine victims as Denny Strong; Neven Stanisic, 23; Rikki Olds, 25; Tralona Bartkowiak, 49; Susan Fountain, 59; Terry Leiker, 51; Kevin Mahoney, 61; Lynn Murray, 62; And Jody Waters, 65.
Chief Harold said that police officers had attended a King Soopers grocery store within minutes of the shooting and fired at the suspect. She said no other officers were injured during the response.
At the news conference, Gov. Jared Polis of Colorado said his heart rejoiced after the shooting, “Colorado has a nation’s eye on it.”
“Of course, I stand here not as a governor, but as someone who has called this community my home for my entire life and who has shopped at that King Sopper in Table Mesa many times in my lifetime. Is, “he said. .
Chief Harold said that the coroner’s office identified all the victims and informed their families before 4 am
Representative Joe Neguse of Colorado said mass shootings may not be the “new normal”.
“In this year of isolation because of Kovid, of loneliness, and grocery stores like King Soopers is one of our frequent gathering places, one of the few regular activities that we engage in as coloreds and Americans Has continued. ” “Mr. Neguse said. “It is hard to describe what it means for this safe place to witness such a terrible tragedy.”
On Monday, a live-streamed video from outside the grocery store showed a suspect – seen handcuffed, shirtless and blood-soaked with his right leg – taken from the building by officers.
Employees and shopkeepers inside the grocery store described an annoying scene.
“I felt I was going to die,” said 35-year-old Alex Areleno, who was working in the store’s meat department when he heard a series of bullets and saw people rushing to an exit.
Police said Officer Tally joined the department in 2010 and was the first person to react to the incident.
“He was, by all accounts, one of the outstanding officers of the Boulder Police Department and had a very short life,” Boulder County District Attorney, Michael Douberti.
The Boulder shooting occurred less than a week after a gunman was shot and killed eight people – six of whom are Asian women – at three spas in the Atlanta area. Until that shooting in Atlanta, it was It’s been a year There was a mass shooting in a public place.