Boulder shooting suspect Ahmad Alissa 'threatened to KILL EVERYBODY’ after being branded a ‘terrorist’ by classmate

THE Boulder shooting suspect once threatened to "kill everybody" after claiming he had been branded a "terrorist" by a classmate in high school, say reports.

Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa has been charged with 10 counts of murder by cops in Colorado for allegedly rampaging through a grocery store with an AR-15-style rifle.


Now law enforcement officials and former associates of the 21-year-old have described him as someone prone to rage who once was suspended from school for a brutal attack on a classmate

Alissa – who one classmate said had a "temper like a demon" – was found guilty of assaulting the student after knocking him to the ground before climbing on top of him and punching him in the head multiple times, according to a police affidavit.

He got up from his desk at Arvada West High School, walked over to the victim and suddenly punched him without warning, the paperwork states.

The attack left the right side of the bleeding victim’s face “red and swollen,” and his eye partially closed, according to the police report obtained by The Daily Beast.

It states the teen who was attacked was so upset by what happened he was left “crying and throwing up”

The mass shooting suspect later complained that the student had made fun of him and called him racial names like "terrorist", says the official report.

“Ahmad wrote that he ‘could not take it anymore, so I blacked out and rushed him,’” it states, adding that then 17-year-old said he didn’t “remember the incident much.”

Alissa was later suspended from school and sentenced to probation and community service.

The report goes on to say that Alissa’s claims he was being bullied was not backed up by the dozens ofstudents later interviewed by cops who said the attack “was totally unprovoked."


He attended Arvada West High School from 2015 until he graduated in 2018, Jeffco Public Schools spokeswoman Cameron Bell confirmed Tuesday.

“He was kind of scary to be around,” said Dayton Marvel, a teammate on the wrestling team.

Alissa once had an outburst and threatened to kill people during an intra-team match, Marvel reportedly said.

“His senior year, during the wrestle-offs to see who makes varsity, he actually lost his match and quit the team and yelled out in the wrestling room that he was, like, going to kill everybody,” he told the Denver Post..

“Nobody believed him. We were just all kind of freaked out by it, but nobody did anything about it.”

Another former high school team mate Angel Hernandez said Alissa got enraged after losing a match in practice once, letting out a stream of expletives.

Hernandez said the coach kicked Alissa off the team for the outburst.

"He was one of those guys with a short fuse", Hernandez said.

"Once he gets mad, its like something takes over and its not him. There is no stopping him at that point.

"If he did get ticked off about something, within a split second, it was like if something takes over, like a demon. He’d just unleash all his anger."

Hernandez said Alissa also would act strangely sometimes, turning around suddenly or glancing over his shoulder.

"He would say, Did you see that? Did you see that? Hernandez recalled. We wouldn't see anything. We always thought he was messing with us," he added.

A law enforcement official briefed on the shooting said the suspect's family told investigators they believed Alissa was suffering some type of mental illness, including delusions.


Relatives described times when Alissa told them people were following or chasing him, which they said may have contributed to the violence, the official said.

The official was not authorized to speak publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

Meanwhile it's been reported Alissa had complained about being 'hacked' by "racist Islamophobes" on social media. 

Social media accounts believed to belong to the suspect and his family show he was born in Syria and moved to the US when he was three. 

Facebook posts from 2019 also showed Alissa even believed his phone had been hacked by people at his school. 

Earlier The Sun Online told how the suspect's family said he was a "loner" who never had a girlfriend and lived in the basement of his parent's huge home.

Now his brother-in-law Usame Almusa, who is married to the suspect’s sister Aicha, has exclusively told The Sun all about the 21-year-old's "strange" behaviour.

Describing how he acted when he and his wife saw him, he said: “Every time I visited my wife’s family he would always sit away from everyone else, not saying anything to anyone.

“He was a loner, just sitting to the side, not with us. It was strange. He lived with his family and lived in the basement at their home.

“He works with his family, his brothers, at their restaurant. There was never a girlfriend and not many friends.

“He has a reputation for being stupid, not smart. He was not like a proper Muslim, I don’t know what kind of Muslim he was. He did not go to the mosque I go to.”


Alissa lived with his parents in the basement of their $800,000 seven-bed, six-bathroom home in Arvada, CO, and worked at his brother’s nearby restaurant, The Sultan Grill, which has been closed since the attack.

Alissa’s father, Moustafa, is said to be so distraught by Monday’s devastating killing spree he “has nearly died from the crying.”

His family “have no idea” what led to Alissa allegedly carrying out the attack at the King Soopers grocery store and initially thought he was one of the victims.

Syrian-born Usame, who lives in Denver with his wife, both 30, said: “A member of my wife’s family called her on Monday; they said ‘your brother, he has died, he has been killed.’

The revelation comes as:

  • Ten people died in a gun massacre at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado.
  • Witnesses said a man in tactical body armor shot victims one by one with a rifle during the rampage.
  • A bearded suspect wearing only his underwear and covered in blood was led away in handcuffs.
  • Police revealed the name of the alleged gunman, Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, who has now been charged with murder.
  • Boulder police officer Eric Talley, 51, was among those killed as he responded to reports of an active shooter.
  • The names of the 10 victims killed in the massacre have been revealed.
  • It was revealed Alissa was allegedly known by the FBI prior to the shooting.
  • President Biden called for tighter gun checks as it was reported the alleged shooter bought the gun days before the massacre.

“She rushed over the family home to find out what had happened. My wife called me from there and said Ahmad had been shot and murdered.

“It was crazy, we were all distraught.

“She said she was going to stay with her family and that she couldn’t come home and she told me to stay here, at our home.

“After two hours she called me and said he had not died, he was the one who did the killing.

“She was crying, she was upset, she just didn’t know what had happened.”



He said the family did not know why Alissa had allegedly carried out the shooting spree.

“I do not know what happened with this guy to make him do this. We just don’t know what made him go so crazy. I wish we knew, ” said Usame.

He added: “This is terrible for the family, for the victims, for America. His father has almost died from the crying.

“His mother, Hadija, his sisters, my wife, his brothers, are all crying.”

Staff at a restaurant close to The Sultan Grill also told The Sun they had been told not to say anything about the family.

“We’ve been told to refer all inquiries to head office,” one said. “But The Sultan Grill is owned by the suspect’s family.



“We never really saw him and this has been a total shock.”

The Sultan Grill is believed to be owned by the suspect’s brother, Ali.

Footage showed the shirtless Alissa covered in blood being led away in handcuffs after Monday afternoon's massacre.

He was later named as the alleged shooter by Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold during a press conference.

She said multiple agencies had investigated the massacre at the store where many people were getting their Covid-19 vaccines.

The victim's ranged in age from 20 to 65 and Mayor Sam Weaver said the community felt this loss "in our bones."

 

Alissa allegedly bought the assault rifle six days before the shooting, according to an arrest affidavit released Tuesday.

Denny Strong, 20, Neven Stoanisic, 23, Rikki Olds, 25, Tralona Bartkowiak, 49, Suzanne Fountain, 59, Teri Leiker, 51, Officer Eric Talley, 51, Kevin Mahoney, 61, Lynn Murray, 62, Jody Waters, 65 were the 10 victims.

Speaking about the tragedy, President Joe Biden said: "“I don’t need to wait another minute — or another hour — to take common sense steps that will save lives in the future."

"We should also ban assault weapons in the process," he added, calling on Congress to act in the wake of such horrific gun violence and describing Talley as a "the definition of an American hero."

FBI Special Agent Michael Schneider appealed to the public to come forward with any information they may have about the shooting, saying "no information is too small."

"[This] includes identifying the subject's motives," he said. "It would be premature for us to draw any conclusions at this time."

Herold said that the suspect Alissa from Arvada suffered a "through and through" wound to his leg and officials confirmed that he was in hospital before being brought to jail.

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