(PatriotWise.com)- Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, the suspected mass shooter from the Boulder, Colorado shooting that took place last Monday, has reportedly been moved from Boulder County Jail after unidentified inmates made threats to hurt or kill the attacker. The news comes from CBS affiliate 11 News, showing just how much of an impact the alleged shooter has had on the country.
The 21-year-old Syrian immigrant now faces 10 charges of first-degree murder after the attack that took place at King Soopers in Boulder. He also faces a count of attempted murder for firing his gun at a police officer.
On Thursday, Alissa appeared before a judge for the first time and reportedly stayed completely silent throughout the entire proceedings. He only spoke when the judge asked him if he understood his rights.
This week, public defender Kathryn Herold, representing Alissa, arranged for the next hearing to take place in two to three months to allow time for a full evaluation of his mental health and for investigators to gather evidence.
“Our position is we cannot do anything until we are able to fully assess Mr. Alissa’s mental illness,” Herold said.
Law enforcement was reportedly forced to move Alissa from the jail when inmates began threatening him, but no further details about the threats or where Alissa has been moved to have been provided.
Judge Thomas F. Mulvahill confirmed that the next hearing will take place in between 60 and 90 days, and that he wants to “make sure that the defense has ample opportunity to move forward.”
Alissa may have been motivated by Islamist sympathies and beliefs, according to some reports, though many left-wing activists and Democrats immediately assumed that he was a white man after he was pictured being taken away from the scene by police officers appearing pale in the photograph.
Alissa is understood to have purchased a gun, a Ruger AR-556, only days before the shooting took place. His story proves that background checks aren’t always an effective way of stopping people from using guns for criminality, as Alissa passed the background check when purchasing the gun and didn’t exhibit any signs of being dangerous.