On Tuesday, the Boulder Police Department named the 10 victims killed in a shooting incident at King Soopers store in Boulder, Colorado, on Monday. Officials also named a suspect, currently in the hospital, who will be charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder. The suspect’s motive is still unclear, authorities also confirmed.
On Tuesday, Boulder Police named all 10 victims, including deceased officer Eric Talley. They range in age from 20 to 65. Officials confirmed that a suspect, 21-year-old Ahmad Alissa, has been charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder. The motive is still unclear. The investigation will take no less than five days to complete, police said.
“This is real horror and terror for all of us. We simply can’t let this be accepted,” Colorado Gov. Jared Polis said.
President Joe Biden ordered the nations flags to be flown at half-staff until Mar. 27. They’ll have been at half staff for a nine-day period with just a few hours interruption due to the Boulder shooting happening shortly after Atlantas.
President Biden said Tuesday that the Senate should “immediately pass” two House bills closing loopholes in firearm background checks, which would implement stricter common sense gun laws.
“This is not and should not be a partisan issue,” President Biden said. “This is an American issue. It will save lives, American lives. We have to act.”
The deadly shooting in Boulder, Colorado, on Monday was the second mass shooting in the U.S. in less than a week. Before the Atlanta-area shootings last week, there had been no such killings since March 2020, according to the Violence Project.