Boulder supermarket shooter ID’d as 21-year-old man; gun bought 6 days earlier

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BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The suspect in the Boulder supermarket shootings bought the assault rifle six days before the shooting where 10 people were killed, according to an affidavit released Tuesday.

The documents did not detail where the gun was purchased.

The affidavit also says employees of the supermarket told investigators that the suspect identified by police as 21-year-old Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa shot an elderly man multiple times outside the store before going inside.

Another person was found shot and in a vehicle next to a car registered to suspect’s brother.

The affidavit says that another person was found shot and in a vehicle next to a car registered to suspect’s brother

Authorities said Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa was from the Denver suburb of Arvada and that he engaged in a shootout with police inside the Boulder store.

The suspect was being treated at a hospital and was expected to be booked into the county jail later in the day.

A law enforcement official briefed on the shooting told The Associated Press that the gunman used an AR-15 rifle, a lightweight semi-automatic rifle.

Officials were trying to trace the gun. The official was not authorized to speak publicly and spoke to AP on condition of anonymity.

Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold said police engaged in a shootout with the suspect inside the supermarket and that is when Officer Eric Talley was killed.

Per CBS News:

These are the victims of the Boulder mass shooting:

  • Denny Strong, 20
  • Neven Stanisic, 23
  • Rikki Olds, 25
  • Tralona Bartkowiak, 49
  • Suzanne Fountain 59
  • Teri Leiker, 51
  • Officer Eric Talley, 51
  • Kevin Mahoney, 61
  • Lynn Murray 62
  • Jody Waters 65
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