Boulder shooting suspect Ahmad Alissa bought assault rifle a week ago

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The alleged gunman charged with slaughtering 10 people at a Colorado supermarket bought an assault rifle a week prior to the shooting — and was caught “playing” with it by a family member, according to new court documents.

Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa purchased a Ruger AR-556 pistol on March 16 — six days before going on a deadly rampage at the King Soopers in Boulder, according to an affidavit unsealed Tuesday.

His sister-in-law, whose name is redacted, told investigators that she saw Alissa, 21, “playing with a gun she thought looked like a ‘machine gun’” in the days prior to the shooting, the court papers say.

“Alissa had been talking about having a bullet stuck in the gun and was playing with the gun,” the affidavit reads.

The document notes that the sister-in-law — who was tracked down by detectives at Alissa’s home on Monday night — was “hesitant to mention” what she’d seen.

Alissa is charged with 10 counts of first-degree murder and criminal attempt of murder in the first degree, the court documents show.

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