JUST IN: Syrian-Born Boulder Shooter Ahmad Al-Issa’s Identity was Previously Known to The FBI

Ahmad Al-Issa

Another day, another failure by the FBI, our “premiere” law enforcement agency.

The Boulder, Colorado killer was publicly identified on Tuesday after his supermarket killing spree.

21-Year-Old, Syrian born Ahmad Al-Issa killed 10 ten people including 51-year-old police officer Eric Talley on Monday during a shooting spree at a King Sooper’s grocery store.

The authorities identified the victims as Eric Talley, 51 (police officer), Denny Stong, 20; Neven Stanisic, 23; Rikki Olds, 25; Tralona Bartkowiak, 49; Suzanne Fountain, 59; Teri Leiker, 51; Kevin Mahoney, 61; Lynn Murray, 62; and Jody Waters, 65.

Al-Issa was charged with 10 Counts of First Degree Murder.

According to the New York Times, Ahmad Al-Issa’s identity was previously known to the FBI because he was linked to someone who was under investigation by the bureau.

The New York Times reported (emphasis our own):

The gunman was armed with both a military-style semiautomatic rifle and a pistol when he walked into the King Soopers store on Monday and opened fire, officials said. They identified the suspect who was arrested at the scene as Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, who lived in Arvada, a nearby suburb; he was charged on Tuesday with 10 counts of first-degree murder, which in Colorado carries a penalty of life imprisonment without parole.

A police affidavit made public on Tuesday said that last week he bought a Ruger AR-556 semiautomatic pistol — essentially a shortened version of an AR-15 style rifle, which fires the same small-caliber, high-velocity ammunition, first developed for battlefield use. Statements from the police and the charging documents did not make fully clear what models of weapons he used in the attack, and whether the Ruger was one of them.

The suspect’s identity was previously known to the F.B.I. because he was linked to another individual under investigation by the bureau, according to law enforcement officials.

When he was a senior at Arvada West High School, Mr. Alissa was convicted in 2018 of misdemeanor assault against another student in a classroom, and told the police at the time that it was in retaliation for insults and ethnic taunts. Fellow students recall him as having a fierce temper that would flare in response to setbacks or slights.

Florida vet accused of sexually abusing a dog

Veterinarian Prentiss Madden was arrested and accused of possessing child pornography and sexually abusing a dog in his care.Caring Hands Animal Hospital

A South Florida veterinarian has been accused of sexually abusing a dog and possession of child pornography, authorities said.

Prentiss Madden, 40, appeared in court where he was ordered Wednesday to be held pending a bond hearing, news station WTVJ reported.

An investigation was launched into the vet after the file-sharing web service DropBox notified authorities about a user with more than 1,600 files of suspected child porn.

The files were traced to an IP address registered to Madden’s home in Aventura, according to a criminal complaint unsealed Wednesday.

Homeland Security agents raided his home on Feb. 24 and found files in which Madden discussed “the sexual abuse of animals and children” as well as multiple photos and videos depicting bestiality, the complaint said.

Prentiss Madden had served as medical director at Caring Hands Animal Hospital before he was fired.
Caring Hands Animal Hospital

Another explicit video appeared to have been taken at Caring Hands Animal Hospital in Miami.

Madden served as medical director there until he was fired two weeks ago when colleagues learned that he was under investigation, the hospital said.

“This leads me to believe that Madden may be abusing animals entrusted to his care,” Agent Leah Ortiz wrote in the complaint.

Agents from Homeland Security raided Madden’s home on Feb. 24, 2021.
Caring Hands Animal Hospital

Caring Hands Animal Hospital said in a statement that they were “appalled by the nature of the charges” against the former staffer.

“Our legal team and every single member of the Caring Hands family will be doing everything in our power to aid law enforcement and facilitate their investigation and prosecution,” they said in a statement provided to WTVJ.

Racist Black Man Stabs 12-Year-Old Boy in the Neck at McDonald’s While Ranting About ‘White Devils’

A 12-year-old boy was in stable condition Sunday after being stabbed by a man inside a McDonald’s restaurant in Downtown on Saturday. 

Charles Edward Turner, 51, of West Oakland was arrested on charges including attempted homicide in an incident Pittsburgh police described as showing “extreme indifference to the value of human life.”

It was unclear if the stabbing was random or planned. According to police, the boy was stabbed in the neck inside the McDonald’s at Liberty Avenue and Stanwix Street near Market Square around 2 p.m. Officers Ross Small, Harry Siwik and Steve Harris sustained injuries during the arrest. David Lewandowski and Henry Seifried, employees at McDonalds’s, also were injured.

According to the criminal complaint, Mr. Turner fought with officers as they tried to arrest him. The complaint alleges that Mr. Turner used racial slurs against officers, patrons and employees during his arrest and bit one of the witnesses.

Mr. Turner also is charged with four counts of aggravated assault, two counts of simple assault and resisting arrest.

Cara Cruz, a public safety spokeswoman, told Pittsburgh Post-Gazette news partner KDKA-TV the child was with his family when the incident occurred.

“He was with his family. He was standing in line, they had just zipped in for one quick thing,” she said. “Two McDonald’s employees did try to intervene and help the child.”

Ms. Cruz said police don’t believe the boy and Mr. Turner knew each other, KDKA reported.

In the criminal complaint, a witness told police that Mr. Turner tackled the child from behind. As people tried to pull Mr. Turner away they noticed the child’s neck was slashed.

An officer had cuts on his face and two other victims had minor injuries, the complaint said.

“Medics observed the officers and the employees at the scene, but that they did not require treatment or to be transported to the hospital,” said Ms. Cruz.

A black and yellow box cutter knife was found at the scene. The blade was broken, and police said a bloodied, broken piece was recovered where the stabbing took place.

According to court documents, Mr. Turner has a criminal history in the county dating back to 1987. He has been arrested multiple times throughout the years for aggravated assault, aggravated harassment by a prisoner and simple assault. 

Mr. Turner was being held at the Allegheny County Jail. As of Sunday afternoon, Mr. Turner was still awaiting his arraignment hearing.

First Published March 20, 2021, 3:39pm

United Airlines flight forced to make an emergency landing after a ‘report of someone’s ear being bit off’

A Boeing 777/200 of United Airlines on July 30, 2020.
DANIEL SLIM/AFP via Getty Images

  • A flight from Newark to Miami was diverted after police were alerted about a “disruptive” passenger.
  • The suspect bit and punched other passengers and had to be sedated with Benadryl, USA Today reported.
  • He was arrested after police found 1.5 grams of methamphetamines in his pocket, the media outlet said.

United Airlines flight made an emergency stop after a “disruptive” man bit and punched other passengers, according to a police report seen by USA Today.

The flight from Newark to Miami had to land in Charleston, South Carolina, after a “report of someone’s ear being bit off,” a spokesperson for Charleston County Aviation Authority Police Department told USA Today.

One passenger told police that the suspect, identified as John Yurkovich, was “agitated” after a visit to the bathroom. Yurkovich then began to “scream and thrash around,” according to a police report seen by USA Today.

He then proceeded to hit a passenger with a “closed fist” and broke their glasses, the police report said.

Others tried to restrain Yurkovich but the initial victim received a deep wound to the ear during the scuffle, USA Today reported. Another passenger was punched by Yurkovich and told police that he thought his nose had been broken, the media outlet said.

Yet another traveler was injured in the incident. He told the police that he was punched in the “temporal region,” according to USA Today.

A doctor on the flight tried to pacify Yurkovich by injecting him with Benadryl, the police report said.

John Yurkovich, 45, of New Jersey faces a single count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine
Charleston County Sheriff’s Office

Police apprehended Yurkovich once the plane had been taxied to the gate, USA Today reported.

His hands had been tied behind his back with zip ties and a belt when the police approached him, the media outlet said.

Yurkovich was arrested on a charge of “possession with intent to distribute methamphetamines” after police found 1.5 grams of the drug in his pocket, police said.

FBI also has other pending charges against Yurkovich, USA Today reported.