Colorado shooting suspect makes his 1st court appearance

Aptopix Supermarket Shooting

Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, 21, appears before Boulder District Court Judge Thomas Mulvahill at the Boulder County Justice Center in Boulder, Colo. on Thursday, March 25, 2021. Three days after he was led away in handcuffs from a Boulder supermarket where 10 people were fatally shot, Alissa appeared in court for the first time and his defense lawyer asked for a mental health assessment “to address his mental illness.” (Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via AP, Pool)

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The suspected gunman in the Boulder supermarket shooting has appeared in court for the first time.

A defense attorney immediately asked for an assessment of his mental health. The lawyer for Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa provided no details about what condition he might suffer from.

Alissa did not speak at Thursday’s hearing other than to say “yes” to a question from the judge, who advised him of the 10 charges of first-degree murder he faces. He did not enter a plea.

Alissa entered court in a wheelchair, presumably because of the gunshot wound to the leg that he suffered.

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