Boulder shooting suspect expected to face more attempted murder charges; FBI, police to conduct deep dive – Fox News
Additional charges are expected to be filed against the suspect in the mass shooting at a grocery store in Boulder this week, including attempted first-degree murder, Colorado authorities announced Friday.
Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty spoke on the steps of the Boulder Police Department to give an update on the next steps in the investigation and the upcoming trial of Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, who is accused of killing 10 people at the King Scoopers and injuring others.
“It will be a lengthy court process,” Dougherty told reporters. “In every murder prosecution, the process takes at least a year for us to complete. I anticipate that will be the same in this case.”
Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, 21, appears before Boulder District Court Judge Thomas Mulvahill at the Boulder County Justice Center in Boulder, Colo. on March 25, 2021. Three days after he was led away in handcuffs from a Boulder supermarket where 10 people were fatally shot, Alissa appeared in court for the first time and his defense lawyer asked for a mental health assessment “to address his mental illness.” (Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via AP, Pool)
Dougherty and Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold praised the inter-agency cooperation and support in the investigation, which Herold called “complex” due to the scale of the crime scene.
“It is heartening to see how the community supports this police department and the other victims involved in this unbelievable incident,” Herold said. “For that, I want the community to know I am very grateful.”
Eric Talley of the Boulder Police Department was the first officer to respond to the shooting; he was killed. The father of seven was hailed as a hero after 10 years of service with the department.
Other victims are Denny Stong, 20; Neven Stanisic, 23; Rikki Olds, 25; Tralona Bartkowiak, 49; Suzanne Fountain, 59; Teri Leiker, 51; Kevin Mahoney, 61; Lynn Murray, 62, and Jody Waters, 65.
Prosecutors have said they are awaiting evidence from police, who were still processing the King Scoopers grocery store crime scene as of Thursday.
Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty said the suspect had lived “most of his life in the United States.”
A Facebook page purported to belong to Alissa included messages criticizing former President Donald Trump’s response to immigration and refugees, along with personal gripes about not having a girlfriend.