Media: Colorado shooter was previously convicted of assaulting a classmate
The American, accused of killing 10 people in a Colorado supermarket, was previously convicted of assaulting a classmate, ABC News reports.
On the eve of an unknown person shot 10 people in the city of Boulder, including one policeman. The attacker was detained and taken to hospital with injuries. Later, law enforcement officers identified the accused. It turned out to be 21-year-old Colorado resident Ahmad Al Issa.
In 2018, he was found guilty of assaulting his classmate. According to testimony in court, Al Issa hit the student on the head. The young man claimed that the victim laughed at him and gave him “racist nicknames”. As a result, the court sentenced Al Issa to probation and community service.
Earlier, the elder brother of the accused reported about the antisocial and paranoid behavior of a relative. According to him, Ahmad complained about “surveillance and harassment” while still in school. According to The New York Times, Ahmad Al Issa was involved in wrestling and kickboxing at school. ABC News reports that the defendant acquired the weapon less than a week before the shooting, an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle.
We will remind, in the United States declared a nationwide mourning for the victims of the mass execution in Colorado. At the same time, in the state itself, the flags will be lowered for ten days – according to the number of victims.