Colorado shooting suspect passed check in legal gun purchase

Suspect Ahmad Alissa faces 10 counts of first-degree murder.
Suspect Ahmad Alissa faces 10 counts of first-degree murder.(Boulder Police Department)
Published: Mar. 26, 2021 at 10:44 AM MDT
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BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Authorities and a gun store owner say the suspect in the Colorado supermarket shooting bought a firearm at a local gun store after passing a background check.

Boulder’s police chief told reporters Friday that the suspect also had a second weapon that wasn’t believed to have been used the attack that killed 10 people. The owner of Eagles Nest Armory said in a statement that the gun store is cooperating with authorities.

The police chief says investigators are working to determine the motive for the shooting, but they don’t know yet why the suspect chose the store in Boulder or what led to the rampage Monday.

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