Boulder shooting suspect charged with more than 40 new felonies
Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa was initially charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder.
The suspect who killed 10 people last month during a mass shooting at a supermarket in Colorado faces additional charges. Prosecutors reportedly filed an amended lawsuit that includes 40 new felony charges against Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa.
Back in March, Alissa — a resident of Arvada — drove 20 miles to the King Soopers grocery store in Boulder where he rang fire and claimed 10 lives. He was brought to a hospital and treated for a wound he endured during a gun exchange with officers, and was later transported to the Boulder County Jail, where he is being held without bond.
Alissa was initially charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder — which carries a maximum life sentence — and one count of attempted murder, but prosecutors warned that additional charges would be filed. On Wednesday (April 21), roughly one month later, Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty amended the criminal complaint to include 32 more counts of attempted murder, one count of first-degree assault and 10 counts of using a prohibited large-capacity magazine while committing a crime.
Though new charges have been filed against Alissa, authorities are still not sure what his motive was in the shooting. Dougherty told reporters that it’s possible for deliberation to proceed without knowing but said that authorities were committed to finding out the shooter’s intention for the public.
“I understand the community and certainly the victims’ families want to know why that King Soopers and why Boulder?” he said. “I know that in other mass shootings that have taken place across the United States, there’ve been times when they’ve been unable to ever identify a motive. And you don’t need motive to prove that someone acted with intent and after deliberation in court. But for our community and especially for those families, they want to know why. So we’re going to keep working as hard as we can to uncover that.”
Alissa’s next court appearance on May 25.
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
Below, our gift guide highlights some of our favorite Walmart finds for anyone in need of a home refresh.
“REVOLT Black News” correspondent Kennedy Rue counts down the top five moments from the 2023 Billboard Music Awards, including surprising wins, historic firsts, and dope performances. Sponsored by Amazon.
In this new episode of ‘Bet on Black,’ food and beverage take center stage as aspiring Black entrepreneurs from It’s Seasoned, Black Farmer Box, and Moors Brewing Co. present their business ideas to judges with mentorship from Melissa Butler. Watch here!
On Oct. 10, Walmart unveiled a brand new, state of the art creative studio on the campus of Central State University.
The Walmart HBCU Black & Unlimited Tour made its final stop at Mississippi Valley State University (MVSU) and left a lasting impact on students and alumni alike.
After unveiling their state of the art creative studio on the campus of Central State University, Walmart brought the HBCU Black & Unlimited Tour to Virginia State University (VSU) on Oct. 13.
Walmart HBCU Black & Unlimited Tour brings attention and wisdom to North Carolina Central University
On Oct. 17, Walmart brought the third stop of the HBCU Black & Unlimited Tour to North Carolina Central University (NCCU).
REVOLT is continuing its impactful partnership with Walmart by teaming up to showcase Black creatives at HBCUs all-across America. The panel consisted of three experienced, accomplished Black HBCU alumni: Actor and media personality Terrence J, entertainment attorney John T. Rose, and actress and “REVOLT Black News” correspondent Kennedy-Rue McCullough.
The health of a community can often be traced to the health of the environment that surrounds it. In Atlanta, a woman named Dr. Jaqueline Echols has dedicated her life to helping ensure that people in economically underserved communities have clean rivers – for better health and for the joy of outdoor recreational space.
Take a look inside the Makers Studio presented by Walmart at REVOLT WORLD, a space where Black creators could hone in on their brand and see it come to life.
Fly Guy DC taps in with REVOLT WORLD attendees to learn what the Opportunity Center, presented by Walmart, means to them and their futures.
In the season finale of “Bet on Black,” special guest judge Ray J joins as the finalists take the main stage to show they have what it takes to win the $200,000 grand prize; Melissa Butler and Eunique Jones Gibson mentor. Presented by Target.
In October, Walmart unveiled a brand new, state of the art creative studio on the campus of Central State University. The HBCU located in Wilberforce, OH was the first stop on Walmart’s Black and Unlimited HBCU Tour.
In this exclusive interview, DDG opens up about his fashion inspiration, what drew him to girlfriend Halle Bailey, dealing with negative opinions about his relationship, and more. Read up!
Here’s a list of rappers who are named after food. Enjoy — or shall we say, “Bon appetit”?