BREAKING: After a four year beak from Islamic terror under President Trump, ISIS sympathiser Ahmad Al-Issa is charged with 10 counts of murder in #Boulder, Colorado. 2 months into the Biden administration & the unravelling of travel restrictions, America feels less safe already. pic.twitter.com/0aY1pr7UgD
“Ahmad Alissa, King Soopers Boulder Shooting Suspect: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know,” by Alyssa Choiniere, Heavy, March 23, 2021:
Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, 21, was identified as the suspect in the shooting at King Soopers in Boulder, Colorado that left 10 people dead, including Boulder Police Officer Eric Talley.
The victims are Denny Strong, 20, Neven Stanasic, 23, Rikki Olds,
25, Tralona Bartkowiak, 49, Suzanne Fountain, 59, Teri Leiker, 51,
Officer Talley, 51, Kevin Mahoney, 61, Lynn Murray, 62, and Jody Waters,
Police were called for an active shooter inside the grocery store at
3600 Table Mesa Drive at about 2:40 p.m. local time where a grocery
store turned into a bloodbath during the country’s most recent mass
shooting. Al Issa of Arvada exchanged gunfire with officers, killing
Talley, police said in a Tuesday morning press conference.
He was also injured in the gunfight and taken to a local hospital,
where he was in stable condition Tuesday. His Facebook page,
Live videos emerged
from the scene in Boulder, which you can watch later in this post. Be
forewarned that some of the footage is extremely graphic.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. Al Issa Lived ‘Most of His Life in the United States’ & His Facebook page Said He Was Born in Syria
Officials said Al Issa lived “most of his life in the United States” during a Tuesday morning press conference.
Authorities are looking into his background, but did not release
additional information on his past. His Facebook page, which has now
been deleted, said he lived in Syria until moving to the United States
when he was about three years old.
“born in Syria 1999 came to the USA in 2002,” he wrote on his
Facebook profile. “I like wrestling and informational documentaries
NBC’s Pete Williams said on MSNBC his federal sources have said there
is no indication the shooting was an act of terror or a hate crime.
Williams said if the motive was believed to be related to terrorism, the
FBI would be the lead agency, but the Boulder Police are leading this
Williams said the suspect’s family members revealed he
“suffered from fairly severe mental problems, paranoia, thought people
were always chasing him.” Williams said there were no known “records of
encounters between him and law enforcement."