Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Cops release mugshot of accused US supermarket shooter

The wounded suspect in custody is a 21-year-old Syrian native.

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Colorado cops released the mugshot on Tuesday of accused supermarket killer Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, the day after the shooting rampage that killed 10 people.

Alissa, a 21-year-old Syrian native, is being held on 10 counts of first-degree murder after allegedly strolling into a King Soopers grocery store in Boulder on Monday afternoon and unleashing a hail of bullets at workers, customers and cops.

The suspect surrendered at the scene after the carnage – with video and photos showing him half-naked and bleeding as he was hauled away in handcuffs.

He had stripped off half his clothes before being arrested. When he was being taken away, he asked to speak to his mother, the police said.

When contacted by local media, Alissa’s brother said he was mentally ill, the New York Post is reporting.

It has also surfaced that he once ranted on Facebook about “Islamophobic people” and re-posted someone else’s “Islamophobia” post lamenting the attack on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, in 2019 that left 51 people dead.

“The Muslims at the #christchurch mosque were not the victims of a single shooter,” the posting said. “They were the victims of the entire Islamophobia industry that vilified them.”

Court documents have revealed that Alissa bought a gun a week before the shooting.

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