BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) — When the suspect in the grocery store shooting was taken to jail, he was wearing handcuffs assigned to the officer who was killed. Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa is accused of killing Boulder Police Officer Eric Talley, three employees and six customers at the King Soopers on Table Mesa Drive.

BOULDER, CO – MARCH 23: King Soopers in Boulder a day after Monday”u2019s mass shooting on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. A gunman opened fire at a Boulder King Soopers grocery store just before 3 p.m. leaving 10 people dead with a number of others wounded. The gunman was apprehended by police shortly after the killings. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)

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On Tuesday, Alissa was transported from the hospital to the Boulder County Jail.

“This week several Boulder Police officers & others responded to a local hospital to formally place Monday’s shooting suspect into custody,” department officials tweeted.

(credit: Boulder Police)

“As they did, officers informed him the handcuffs used that day were those of Officer Eric Talley,” they stated.

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(credit: Boulder Police)

Officials said the suspect did not respond, but lowered his head.

“It was our distinct honor to use Officer Talley’s handcuffs to formally process him into the jail,” officials stated.

Eric Talley (credit: Boulder)

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“Though this was a small gesture, we hope it is the start of the healing process that so many of us need at this time.”

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