Mass Shooting at King Soopers in Boulder, Colorado
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A mass shooting at King Soopers grocery store in Boulder, Colorado took the lives of 10 people on March 22.
The shooting took place around 1:30 p.m. with the Boulder City Police Department warning the public of an active shooter at 1:49 p.m.
The suspect, Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, 21, was identified on Tuesday as the gunman and taken to the hospital after sustaining a shot in his leg. Alissa has since been transferred to Boulder County Jail and charged with 10 counts of first degree murder. .
Police have not released the motive behind the shooting.
The Governor of Colorado, Jared Polis, spoke at a press conference where he reminded interviewers that the investigation was still in its early stages. Polis promised investigators from federal, state and local divisions would give their all to this case to ensure justice.
President Biden offered his condolences to the families of this tragedy in a statement while also thanking and praising the responders. Biden called out Eric Talley, a police officer who lost his life responding to the shooting, as an “American hero.”
“But when the moment to act came Officer Talley did not hesitate in his duty making the ultimate sacrifice in his effort to save lives. That’s the definition of an American hero,” said Biden.
The owners of Kroger grocery stores have also released a statement ensuring the full cooperation of King Soopers.
Boulder Police Department released the names of the victims in a press release with Chief Maris Herold reassuring the community about their commitment to the investigation.
“We are committed to a thorough investigation and will bring justice to each of these families,” Herold said.