The 21-year-old Arvada man accused of killing 10 people inside a Boulder grocery store last month now faces more than 40 additional charges in connection with the attack.
Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, who already faced 10 counts of first-degree murder and a count of attempted murder of a police officer, is now charged with more than 40 new crimes, a source with knowledge of the charges told The Denver Post. Details on the counts were not immediately available.
Boulder District Attorney Michael Dougherty previously said Alissa would face additional charges of attempted first-degree murder.
Authorities believe Alissa brought two guns to the King Soopers on Table Mesa Drive in Boulder on March 22 and opened fire just after 2:30 p.m., killing customers, store employees and a responding police officer. Those inside the store hid or fled, with many escaping out the back.
People hiding inside the store said the shooter’s violence punctuated long stretches of silence, when all they could hear was the store’s automated announcements and music, or the occasional ring of a cell phone.
Boulder police officers arrived within minutes and exchanged gunfire with the shooter; police said no one else was shot or killed after that initial exchange, which killed one officer.
Alissa was arrested about an hour after the attack began; he had been shot in the leg. He’d stripped to his underwear and put down his weapons before he surrendered to police when they entered the store.
A motive for the shooting spree is not clear. At his first court appearance, Alissa’s public defender said her team needed time to evaluate “the nature and depth of (his) mental illness.”
Alissa is scheduled to appear in court again May 25.
Those killed in the attack were: Denny Stong, 20; Neven Stanisic, 23; Rikki Olds, 25; Tralona Bartkowiak, 49; Teri Leiker, 51; Officer Eric Talley, 51; Suzanne Fountain, 59; Kevin Mahoney, 61; Lynn Murray, 62; and Jody Waters, 65.
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