Boulder shooting suspect is charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder

Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa of Arvada, Colorado was charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder after an attack in Boulder Colorado Monday that left 10 dead, including one police officer, according to The Hill

Police responded to the shooting, which took place at King Soopers grocery, within minutes and exchanged gunfire with the man who was taken into custody around 3:30 p.m. MDT. 

During a press conference on Tuesday, Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold said that the police identified the 21-year-old as he was shooting at officers. He was later transported to the hospital in stable condition with only an injury to the leg. 

According to The Hill, Herold also took the time to read the names of the nine previously unidentified victims, who ranged in age from 20 to 65: 

Denny Strong, 20; Neven Stanisic, 23; Rikki Olds, 25; Tralona Bartkowiak, 49; Suzanne Fountain, 59; Teri Leiker, 51; Kevin Mahoney, 61; Lynn Murray, 62; and Jody Waters, 65.

The first officer on the scene, Boulder Police Officer Eric Talley, who had been on the force since 2010, was the officer killed in the exchange

“He was by all accounts one of the outstanding officers of the Boulder Police Department, and his life was cut too short,” Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty said at the briefing.

The horrific deaths of the 10 individuals who were victimized on Monday have yet to be fully mourned, and still, lawmakers such as Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) are vowing to use this as a springboard to push for stronger gun control measures. 

Democrats seem to be completely ignoring of the fact that gun control is unlikely to stop those who plan to commit genocide. Despite the plethora of anti-murder laws, 10 murders were committed on Monday. As any parent could tell you, if your child throws a rock through a plate glass window because they want something they can’t have, you won’t be able to solve the problem by un-rocking your driveway.