Justice

Case against Boulder mass shooting suspect will take at least a year, DA says

BY: - March 26, 2021

Like most murder investigations, the court case against the Boulder King Soopers shooting suspect could be drawn out for many months, or even years. “It will be a lengthy court process,” Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty, who is prosecuting the case, told reporters on Friday. “In every murder prosecution, the process takes at least […]

‘There are no words’: Boulder community gathers to mourn lives taken during mass shooting

BY: - March 26, 2021

As the sun dipped below the mountains in Boulder on Thursday night, community members reportedly numbering at least 2,000 gathered outside Fairview High School to mourn the loss of 10 people who were gunned down at a local King Soopers grocery store on March 22. The vigil, one of many that have occurred throughout the […]

Boulder shooting prompts calls from Democrats for assault weapons ban in Colorado

BY: - March 25, 2021

In 2018, the city of Boulder passed an ordinance banning assault weapons, which it defined as “semi-automatic weapons designed with military features to allow rapid spray firing.” A decision issued by Boulder County District Court Judge Andrew Hartman on March 12 found that ordinance to have violated state law, rendering it powerless unless the city […]

Boulder shooting suspect makes first appearance in court, charged on 10 counts of murder

BY: - March 25, 2021

The man suspected of gunning down 10 people in Monday’s mass shooting in Boulder made a brief first appearance in District Court on Thursday morning, beginning what prosecutors say will likely be a lengthy criminal trial process. Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, the 21-year-old Arvada resident taken into custody after the massacre at a south Boulder […]

Boulder shooting updates

BY: - March 24, 2021

At about 2:30 p.m. on Monday, March 22, a man arrived at a King Soopers grocery store in south Boulder and opened fire using an assault rifle. He left 10 people dead, including Boulder Police Officer Eric Talley. Law enforcement took the suspect into custody at the scene. Newsline will provide ongoing coverage of the […]

Boulder shooting

Mental health resources, community healing fund available for those affected by the Boulder mass shooting

BY: - March 24, 2021

When news broke on Monday that there had been a mass shooting at a King Soopers grocery store in Boulder — only seven days after a mass shooting in Atlanta — Jordan Finegan sprung into action. She, unfortunately, has practice. Finegan, the executive director of the Colorado Healing Fund, grew up surrounded by mass tragedy. […]

First hearing for Boulder King Soopers alleged shooter set for Thursday morning

BY: - March 24, 2021

The suspect who is alleged to have gunned down 10 people in a Boulder King Soopers grocery store on Monday will have his first court hearing, in what will likely be a lengthy court process, on Thursday. Ten people were killed, including a Boulder police officer, after the gunman dressed in tactical gear opened fire […]

Biden calls on Senate to act on background checks after mass shooting in Colorado

BY: - March 23, 2021

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden on Tuesday urged the U.S. Senate to immediately pass legislation to close loopholes on background checks for guns and to ban assault weapons, following a mass shooting that killed 10 at a Colorado supermarket. “This should not be a partisan issue,” Biden said. “This is an American issue.” Biden’s remarks […]

COMMENTARY

Blame for Boulder

BY: - March 23, 2021

Less than two weeks ago, a district judge in Boulder struck down the city’s ban on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines. The ban, adopted by the City Council in 2018, was a rare point of optimism for Coloradans who believe American gun laws express a form of civic insanity and who live in a state […]

Tearful tributes to victims lost in Boulder shooting heard at Colorado Capitol

BY: - March 23, 2021

The day after a gunman opened fire at a Boulder grocery store, killing 10 people including one police officer, state lawmakers spent their morning at the Capitol honoring those lost and calling for action. “By all accounts, Officer Eric Talley and all of our first responders were heroic yesterday,” state Rep. Judy Amabile, a Democrat […]

Boulder suspect bought assault weapon six days before shooting

BY: - March 23, 2021

The suspect charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder following Monday’s mass shooting at a Boulder King Soopers had purchased an assault-style weapon just six days earlier, police said in an arrest affidavit Tuesday. “Using law enforcement databases, investigators determined that (the suspect) had purchased a Ruger AR-556 pistol on March 16, 2021,” states the […]

Victims, suspect identified in Boulder mass shooting

BY: - March 23, 2021

Law enforcement officials on Tuesday morning released the identities of the 10 people killed in Monday’s mass shooting at a Boulder King Soopers, along with the name of the suspect, as state and local leaders sought to comfort the community after Colorado’s latest high-profile incident of deadly gun violence. “It has been a devastating 24 […]