Suspect in Colorado Shooting Charged with First-Degree Murder

A man has been charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder for the Monday mass shooting at a Boulder, Colorado, grocery store.

At a press conference on Tuesday, the Boulder Police Department confirmed that the suspect has been identified as Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, 21, of Arvada, Colorado.

Authorities say he will be transported to the Boulder County Jail later in the day.

At approximately 2:40 p.m. on Monday, officers were dispatched to the King Soopers supermarket at 3600 Table Mesa Drive in response to reports of an active shooter.

A shopper who was inside the store later told The Denver Post that the suspect entered the building, "let off a couple of shots, then was silent, and then he let off a couple more."

A different witness told KCNC-TV that they heard "15 to 20" gunshots within a matter of seconds.

After officials entered the store, they engaged the suspect, leading to an exchange of gunfire. Ultimately, the gunman was shot and taken into custody at 3:28 p.m. The suspect was transported to a hospital for treatment and is now in stable condition.

Per authorities, by 2:02 a.m. Tuesday morning, all of the victims had been identified. They are: Denny Stong, 20; Neven Stanisic, 23; Rikki Olds, 25; Tralona Bartkowika, 49; Suzanne Fountain, 59; Teri Leiker, 51; Kevin Mahoney, 61; Lynn Murray, 62; Jody Waters, 65; and Boulder Officer Eric Talley, 51.

Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold said on Monday that Talley was the first to respond to the scene and was fatally shot. Police say no other officers were injured.

Herold said Talley had been with the police department since 2010 and called his actions β€œheroic.”

"My heart goes out to the victims of this incident and I'm grateful for the police officers who responded," Herold said Monday. "I am so sorry about the loss of Officer Talley."

On Monday night, District Attorney Michael Dougherty also offered his condolences to Talley's family and loved ones.

"He was by all accounts one of the outstanding officers of the Boulder Police Department and his life was cut far too short," Dougherty said.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of this senseless tragedy.


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