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Suspect in Boulder shooting to be held without bail

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The suspected gunman in the Boulder, Colo., shooting that left 10 people dead will be held without bail, according to multiple reports.

The Washington Post reported Thursday that lawyers for Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, 21, asked a judge to delay his next status hearing for a few months until they were able to fully assess his “mental illness.” The judge granted the request.

Alissa appeared in court Thursday morning, and is facing 10 counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder from Monday’s supermarket shooting. He faces mandatory life in prison without the possibility of parole if convicted of just one first-degree murder charge.

Prosecutors said they would be filing “additional charges” within the next couple of weeks, according to a short clip of the hearing published by local news outlet KRDO.

Authorities announced on Tuesday that Alissa was the suspected gunman. A motive for the shooting has not yet been established.

Police have identified the 10 victims of the shooting, which included Boulder Police Officer Eric Talley, who was the first to arrive on the scene.

An arrest warrant for Alissa revealed that authorities found a green tactical vest, a “possible” AR-15, a semiautomatic handgun and some clothing. Authorities also revealed that he purchased a Ruger AR-556 pistol on March 16, just days before the shooting.

President Biden on Tuesday called on Congress to pass an assault weapons ban.

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