crime and punishment

Arvada, Colorado’s Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa kills 10 people at King Soopers in Boulder

Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa (©Boulder Police Department)

Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa (©Boulder Police Department)

Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, 21, of Arvada, Colorado, United States has been arrested. He is accused of killing 10 people at the King Soopers grocery store in Boulder, Colorado on March 22, 2021.

Alissa was arrested at 3:28 p.m. that day. He was transported to the hospital for treatment.

At 1:30 a.m. on March 23, 2021, the last of the 10 victims of the shooting was removed from the scene. All of the victims had been identified by 2:02 a.m. and their respective families had been notified by 3:59 a.m.

Currently, Alissa is in stable condition. He is set to be transported to the Boulder County jail.

The Arvada resident was charged with 10 counts of murder in the first degree. Here is the list of his victims:

  1. Denny Stong, 20, of Boulder
  2. Neven Stanisic, 23
  3. Rikki Olds, 25, of Lafayette, Colorado
  4. Tralona Bartkowiak, 49
  5. Suzanne Fountain, 59
  6. Teri Leiker, 51
  7. Eric Talley, 51
  8. Kevin Mahoney, 61
  9. Lynn Murray, 62
  10. Jody Waters, 65

 

 

The King Soopers workers and shoppers who survived the mass shooting either took shelter inside or fled the store any way they could. Local videographer Dean Schiller had just walked out of the store recorded a livestream video, which showed victims and an employee saying the shooter was inside the store.

One of the shoppers who survived was Sarah Moonshadow, 42, of Boulder. She was buying strawberries with her son, 21, at the King Soopers grocery store in Boulder when Alissa fired at the establishment.

“He shot right at us,” Moonshadow said of Alissa in an interview with The Daily Beast. “I didn’t look. I just ran.”

Boulder Police Department chief Maris Herold was emotional when she talked about the mass shooting during a press conference. She stated, “Our hearts go out to all of the victims killed during this senseless act of violence.”

“We are committed to a thorough investigation and will bring justice to each of these families,” Herold continued. “The Boulder community is strong and compassionate and I know we will come together to take care of each other during this time.”

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