Colorado shooting suspect moved for 'safety concerns'

039;It will be haunting for all of us'

Doughtery said the suspect was charged with attempted murder, along with the 10 murder charges because of his exchange of gunfire with officers at the scenes.

It's unclear whether Alissa remains on suicide watch, but Haverfield said he is in "protective custody".

Also on Friday, law enforcement officials said that they chose to move Alissa from one correctional facility to a new one after he received death threats to his safety. Dougherty said the suspect would face further attempted-murder charges in the coming weeks.

She said those questions will haunt everyone in the community until they know the answers.

The suspect, being held without bail, has been transferred to another unspecified lockup outside Boulder County "due to safety concerns and threats that our jail staff became aware of", sheriff's spokeswoman Carrie Haverfield told Reuters.

The bloodshed at King Soopers was the nation's second mass shooting in less than a week, after a gunman fatally shot eight people at three Atlanta-area day spas on March 16.

Herold said the suspect, identified earlier as Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, legally purchased an AR-556 pistol at a gun store in his hometown.

Officials revealed that Alissa also had another firearm in his possession at the time of the shooting that he did not use - a 9mm handgun.

The owner of Eagles Nest Armory, where the firearm was purchased, said he was shocked by the shooting, telling Reuters: "Ensuring every sale that occurs at our shop is lawful has always been and will always remain the highest priority for our business".

Officials said they were still probing any potential links to terrorism, and declined to comment on whether a high-capacity magazine was used in the shooting.

Alissa made an initial appearance in court Thursday. "You can't take away enough guns to protect this country". Federal gun control legislation has mostly failed ever since, even after a gunman killed 20 young school children and six adults in a CT school just before Christmas 2012.



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