There was a mass shooting in Boulder Colorado this week at a grocery store, according to Fox News.
The alleged suspect claimed 10 victims, including one police officer.
Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa claims he bought the Ruger AR-556 on March 16.
Alissa’s classmates had known him to be short-tempered and paranoid.
Former classmate, Dayton Marvel, said Alissa was “kind of scary to be around.”
“His senior year, during the wrestle-offs to see who makes varsity, he actually lost his match and quit the team and yelled out in the wrestling room that he was like going to kill everybody,” said Marvel, who reportedly graduated in Arvada West High School’s Class of 2018. “Nobody believed him. We were just all kind of freaked out by it, but nobody did anything about it.”
“I just know he was a pretty cool kid until something made him mad, and then whatever made him mad, he went over the edge — way too far,” Marvel continued.
Former classmate and wrestling teammate, Angel Hernandez said, “He was always talking about [how] people were looking at him and there was no one ever where he was pointing people out.”
“The sad thing about it is that if you really were to get to know him, he was a good guy … But you could tell there was a dark side in him. If he did get ticked off about something, within a split second, it was like if something takes over, like a demon. He’d just unleash all his anger.”
— Boulder Police Dept. (@boulderpolice) March 23, 2021
From Fox News:
By the time Alissa was in custody, he had been struck by a bullet that passed through his leg, the affidavit said. According to the document, police suspect he rid himself of his “gear” inside the King Soopers, leaving behind items including “a green tactical vest, a rifle (possible AR-15), a semiautomatic handgun, a pair of jeans and a dark-colored long-sleeved short.”
Several video clips — both on the ground and from aerial cameras — showed a shirtless, bearded man being led out of the store in handcuffs, while he limped and appeared to be bleeding from one of his legs.
Police said Alissa did not answer officers’ questions when they first arrested him but did ask to speak to his mother.
Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold said Tuesday she did not believe Alissa was known to her department. Meanwhile, law enforcement officials told The New York Times his identity was known to the FBI because of his alleged connection to a different person whom the bureau was investigating.