Ahmad Alissa: Boulder shooter described himself as a 138 lbs wrestler 'trying to make the world a better place'
A former wrestling teammate said he had quite the temper and 'didn't take losing very well'
More news continues to pour in about Boulder shooter Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa. The identity of the man responsible for the death of ten people after opening fire at a King Soopers supermarket was revealed on Tuesday, March 23, by Colorado authorities. The 21-year-old has been charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder, according to Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold at a press conference on Tuesday.
In a recent development that sheds more light on Alissa, a Conan Daily article looked at his past where he called himself a wrestler and talked about making the world a better place. He was also interested in computer engineering, computer science, and kickboxing.
Is Alissa a wrestler?
This piece of news adds more detail about Alissa's life prior to the shooting. A Westworld report said, "Judging from his posts, AIissa appears to be a fan of mixed martial arts as well as other athletic endeavors. A photo from April 2016 shows him walking on a wrestling mat while wearing an Arvada West uniform." It is to be noted that the Facebook profile is now no longer accessible.
Conan Daily also added that Alissa described himself as a 138-pound wrestler "trying to make the world a better place." The Daily Beast spoke to his former wrestling teammate, Conrad, who said he was surprised by the allegations on Alissa. But, he did say that he had quite the temper.
"One thing I can tell you is he didn’t take losing very well," Conrad said. “I remember that in wrestling. He would throw his headgear, wouldn’t talk to the coaches when he lost. If I remember correctly, even cussed out one of the coaches one time."
Adding to this is the violent history. Earlier, we reported on the development where Alissa's brother called him 'paranoid'. There is also a 2017 police report that stated that Ahmad was so frustrated with alleged continuous bullying in the school that he violently attacked another student, Alex Kimose. The attack left the right side of his face 'red and swollen'. The violent nature of the attack saw Kimose’s eye get partially closed and he was left bleeding from his nose and mouth.
Mweanwhile, all victims of the shooting have been identified. They are Denny Strong, 20, Neven Stanisic, 23, Rikki Olds, 25, Tralona Barkowiak, 49, Suzanne Fountain, 59, Teri Leiker, 51, Eric Talley, 51, Kevin Mahoney, 61, Lynn Murray, 62 and Jody Waters, 65.
"Our hearts go out to all of the victims killed during this senseless act of violence. We are committed to a thorough investigation and will bring justice to each of these families," Herold said in a statement. "The Boulder community is strong and compassionate, and I know we will come together to take care of each other during this time."