The Boulder supermarket shooter which happened on March 21st has been identified as Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa by law enforcement officers. A Facebook page appearing to be that of the suspect features posts with quotes from the Islamic Prophet Muhammad and others bashing Trump.
He wrote in 2018 on Facebook, “Muslims might not be perfect but Islam is.” He said the Muslim victims of the mass shooter in a Christchurch mosque were the victims of “Islamophobia.” In another post, he wrote, “So Mary wears a hijab and Jesus doesn’t eat pork and prays on his knees and hands. There (sic) both Muslims it’s obvious.”
The suspect’s brother in a statement to the Daily Beast on Tuesday, March 23rd said his sibling had for years claimed imaginary people were following him wherever he went. Described as “quiet” by numerous family members, Alissa was also characterized as deeply paranoid.
Ahmad Alissa Politics
Although his posts do not say whether he is a Democrat or another political affiliation, he did accuse Trump of being elected due to racism and praised the inclusiveness of the Democratic Party’s ticket. On Facebook, Alissa wrote about many topics that were not politically related. For example, he wrote about his wrestling career and being a fan of mixed martial arts.
Some of his posts were about the Muslim religion, and others related to Trump. For example, he wrote a post accusing Donald Trump of winning the presidency due to racism.
The accused Boulder mass shooter, wrote about politics on Facebook, bashing President Donald Trump, and even calling Trump a “d***.”
Ahmad Alissa Motive
Although the motive for the Boulder shooting is still unclear, authorities do not believe, at least so far, that it’s a terror attack, according to reporter Pete Williams, speaking on MSNBC.
Authorities did emphasize that the investigation is in its early stages, however, and they have repeatedly stated that the specific motive is not yet clear. There is no indication at this point that Alissa’s religion or politics motivated the mass shooting.
Ahmad Alissa Victims
Boulder Police named the Arvada, Colorado, resident as the injured suspect seen in video following the deadly mass shooting Monday at a King Soopers supermarket. The man allegedly opened fire on customers and killed a Boulder police officer, 51-year-old Eric Talley, during the shooting. Officer Talley ran into danger as the first officer to respond to a call “about a possible person with a patrol rifle,” the police chief said. “I have to tell you the heroic action of this officer when he responded to the scene,” Herold said.
The officer was a father of 7 was killed in the attack. She said Talley, 51, had been on the force since 2010. The veteran officer is survived by his wife and seven children, his father Homer Talley told CNN affiliate KUSA.
“He loved his family more than anything,” Homer Talley said.
The police chief also identified the names and ages of the eight other victims:
Denny Stong – 20
Neven Stanisic – 23
Tralona Bartkowiak – 49
Suzanne Fountain – 59
Teri Leiker – 51
Kevin Mahoney – 61
Lynn Murray – 62
Jody Waters – 65