The alleged shooter who opened fire in a grocery store in Colorado on Monday was ‘previously known’ to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. This is according to a report by The New York Times.
The Times reported that “the victim’s identity was previously known to the F.B.I. because he was linked to another individual under investigation by the bureau.”
21-year-old Muslim Ahmad Al Aliwi Al-Issa walked into walked into the King Soopers store and opened fire, killing 10 victims including one police officer. The victims were all white and the assailant was a Syrian born refugee who had been radicalized while in the United States. Despite these facts, the media rushed to blame “white terrorism.”
While examining his previous social media posts, it has been found that Al-Issa had a contempt for white Americans, Trump, and his perception of racism in America.
Less than a week before the attack, the Syrian refugee purchased a Ruger AR-556 semiautomatic pistol. Since he was apprehended, Al-Issa has been charged 10 counts of first-degree murder.
The victims are identified as:
• Denny Stong, 20
• Neven Stanisic, 23
• Rikki Olds, 25
• Tralona Bartkowiak, 49
• Suzanne Fountain, 59
• Teri Leiker, 51
• Boulder police officer Eric Talley, 51
• Kevin Mahoney, 61
• Lynn Murray, 62
• Jody Waters, 65
The police officer who was killed in the attack, officer Talley, leaves behind seven children, ages 5 to 18, Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold said. Herold says he was first to arrive at the scene and called his actions “heroic.”
“Our hearts go out to all of the victims killed during this senseless act of violence. We are committed to a thorough investigation and will bring justice to each of these families,” Chief Maris Herold said. “The Boulder community is strong and compassionate, and I know we will come together to take care of each other during this time.”