The alleged gunman charged with slaughtering 10 folks at a Colorado grocery store bought a gun a week previous to the shooting — and was caught “enjoying” with it by a member of the family, in line with new courtroom paperwork.
Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa bought a Ruger AR-556 pistol on March 16 — six days earlier than happening a lethal rampage on the King Soopers in Boulder, in line with an affidavit unsealed Tuesday.
His sister-in-law, whose title is redacted, informed investigators that she noticed Alissa, 21, “enjoying with a firearm she thought seemed like a ‘machine gun’” within the days previous to the shooting, the courtroom papers say.
“Alissa had been speaking about having a bullet caught within the gun and was enjoying with the gun,” the affidavit reads.
The doc notes that the sister-in-law — who was tracked down by detectives at Alissa’s dwelling on Monday night time — was “hesitant to say” what she’d seen.
Police discovered a “rifle” and a semiautomatic handgun on the scene, the affidavit says.
AR-556 pistols are modeled after AR-15-style semiautomatic rifles and are functionally the identical, however have shorter barrels and a pistol brace as a substitute of a rifle inventory.
Alissa is charged with 10 counts of first-degree homicide and felony try of homicide within the first diploma, the courtroom paperwork present.