Colo. supermarket accused shooter ruled incompetent to stand trial

The Boulder district attorney’s office has already asked for a second evaluation


By Kate Feldman
New York Daily News

BOULDER, Colo. — A man accused of killing 10 people, including a police officer, at a Colorado grocery store in March has been declared unfit to stand trial.

Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, 21, was ruled incompetent at a hearing Monday after doctors reported “superficial responses” to hypothetical legal situations, indicating a “passive approach to his defense” and “potential overreliance on his attorneys,” according to the Boulder Daily Camera.

Tributes cover the temporary fence around the King Soopers grocery store in which 10 people died in a mass shooting in late March on Friday, April 23, 2021, in Boulder, Colo.
Tributes cover the temporary fence around the King Soopers grocery store in which 10 people died in a mass shooting in late March on Friday, April 23, 2021, in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

The Boulder district attorney’s office has already asked for a second evaluation.

On March 22, police were called to the Boulder King Soopers outlet over reports of someone shooting in the parking lot and then inside the store.

Alissa, who was hit in the leg during a shootout with police, surrendered about 90 minutes after the gunfire began.

The victims were Boulder Police Officer Eric Talley, the first to respond to the scene; Denny Stong, 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.

Alissa has been charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder, 47 counts of attempted first-degree murder, one count of first-degree assault, 10 counts of felony possession of a prohibited large-capacity magazine and 47 crime of violence sentence enhancers.

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