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Boulder supermarket shooting

Federal flags to return to half staff in honor of Boulder victims just hours after Atlanta commemoration ends

President Biden on Tuesday ordered flags on federal property to once again be flown at half staff to honor the victims of a mass shooting at a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado, on Monday.

Soberingly, flags had been raised just hours before the news of Biden's order after flying at half staff to commemorate the victims of a series of shootings in the Atlanta area last week, for which a suspect has been charged with killing eight people at two spas and a massage parlor.

On Tuesday, Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold said the suspect in the Boulder shooting, 21-year-old Ahmad Al Awili Alissa of Arvada, Colorado, has been charged with 10 counts of murder. He is currently in custody.