Boulder shooting: Victims identified by police

By: Alyssa Wilson

WARNING: This story contains details about gun violence.

On Monday, ten people were killed in a mass shooting at a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado. 

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Police have a suspect in custody, but no additional information on a motive or charges has been announced. 

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This shooting comes less than one week after a 21-year-old killed eight people, most Asian women, at three spas in Atlanta. 

Vice President Kamala Harris spoke about the incident calling it “tragic.”

 

In a Tuesday morning press conference, police released the names of the victims and the shooter.

According to the Boulder Police Department, the shooter is 21-year-old Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa.  He has been charged with 10 counts of murder and is being treated at a hospital for a gunshot wound to the leg.

21-year-old Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa has been charged with ten counts of murder in the first degree after allegedly shooting and killing ten people at a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado.

The ten victims have been identified as 20-year-old Denny Stong, 23-year-old Neven Stanisic, 25-year-old Rikki Olds, 49-year-old Tralona Bartkowiak, 59-year-old Suzanne Fountain, 51-year-old Teri Leiker, 61-year-old Kevin Mahoney, 62-year-old Lynn Murray, 65-year-old Jody Waters and 51-year-old Boulder Police Officer Eric Talley.

President Joe Biden addressed the nation urging Senate to pass gun legislation.

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He also ordered flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of the victims.

Here’s what we know about the victims:

Eric Talley

Talley was one of the first officers who responded to the scene.  

The father of seven was honored by fellow police officers and his actions were called heroic.

His police car has been placed outside of the Boulder Police Station in his honor.

Kevin Mahoney

Mahoney’s daughter Erika tweeted about her father’s death and thanked the Boulder Police Department for their assistance as her family deals with the loss.

Rikki Olds

The 25-year-old was a manager at King Soopers where the shooting place. Her family and friends told the Denver Post that her laugh filled the room and that she was a “beautiful person.”

Denny Stong

The 20-year-old was an employee at King Soopers.

Neven Stanisic

The 23-year-old is the son of Bosnian refugees. He was described as a “man of faith and exemplary family values.”

Tralona “Lonna” Bartkowiak

The 49-year-old was the owner of a clothing and accessories shop in South Boulder named Umba Love.

Suzanne Fountain

The 59-year-old was a financial counselor in the health care industry and well known in Boulder. She helped enroll hundreds into Medicare and she performed at a local theater, the Denver Post reports.

Teri Leiker

The 51-year-old was an employee at King Soopers and a big fan of athletics at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Lynn Murray

The 62-year-old was a retired photo director who worked for magazines like Glamour, Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan, according to the Denver Post. She is survived by a husband and two children.

Jody Waters

Waters was a 65-year-old who owned boutiques and is remembered for her sense of style and fashion.

This is a developing story that will be updated.

 

 

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