Boulder police took the mass-shooting suspect into custody with fallen officer Eric Talley’s handcuffs

Haven Orecchio-EgresitzThu, 25 March 2021, 5:11 pm

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Boulder Police Officer Eric Talley, 51, was killed in a mass shooting at a grocery store on March 22, 2021. Boulder Police Department/Twitter
  • Boulder police used fallen officer Eric Talley’s handcuffs to take shooting suspect Ahmad Alissa into custody.
  • Talley was killed during the mass shooting at a Boulder grocery store on Monday.
  • Alissa has been charged with the murder of Talley and 9 others at King Soopers.
  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

When Boulder police picked up 21-year-old mass shooting suspect Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa from the hospital, they took him into custody using the handcuffs of slain officer Eric Talley.

Talley, 51, was among the 10 victims killed in the King Soopers mass shooting on Monday, which Alissa is accused of carrying out. Talley was the first officer to arrive at the scene during the shooting.

“It was our distinct honor to use Officer Talley’s handcuffs to formally process [Alissa] into the jail,” Boulder police tweeted Thursday, after the suspect appeared in court. “Though this was a small gesture, we hope it is the start of the healing process that so many of us need at this time.”https://platform.twitter.com/embed/Tweet.html?dnt=false&embedId=twitter-widget-4&frame=false&hideCard=false&hideThread=false&id=1375115876597305349&lang=en-gb&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fuk.yahoo.com%2Fnews%2Fofficer-describes-being-police-van-163951407.html&theme=light&widgetsVersion=e1ffbdb%3A1614796141937&width=550px

The other victims have been identified as 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, who sustained a leg injury during the police response, has been charged with 10 counts of murder, and one count of the attempted murder of Officer Richard Steidell.

He is being held without bail. His attorneys have requested to delay his next court date for three months while they work to assess his “mental illness.”

It was not clear whether Alissa had been diagnosed with a mental illness, and authorities have not disclosed a motive. Those who knew Alissa told Insider that he was known to have a short temper.

His brother told The Daily Beast that Alissa also had a history of paranoia and anti-social behavior.

Read the original article on Insider

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