UNITED STATES Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22, is charged with opening fire at Club Q in Colorado Springs, a shooting that left at least 5 dead and 25 injured
Bouquets of flowers placed in front of Club Q, where a shooting took place which left 5 dead and 25 injured, on November 19, 2022. – David Zalubowski/AP/SIPA
It appears to be a targeted attack. Anderson Lee Aldrich, the young American accused of being the perpetrator of the shooting that left 5 dead and 25 injured at a gay club in Colorado Springs this weekend, faces murder and hate crime charges, according to the county court record; from El Paso. His formal indictment should be announced later and the charges could still be moved, the prosecutor said.
Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22, arrived at club Q, an LGBTQ bar in this very conservative city in London. one hour south of Denver where There was a “drag show” a little before midnight on Saturday. Armed with a pistol and an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, he immediately opened fire. According to the authorities, he was mastered after less than two minutes by two customers, including a man who “ran him’ on” and succeeded in disarm it and to immobilize him, a “heroic” act” which avoided a toll that could have been much heavier.
Threats against his mother with a homemade bomb
Anderson Lee Aldrich was known to the authorities. In June 2021, he threatened his mother with an improvised explosive device and was killed. arrested after being entrenched. For some reason that authorities have not clarified, the charges were eventually dropped. abandoned. According to the Gazetteof Colorado Springs, her paternal grandfather is a former ultra-conservative Californian local elected official, Randy Voepel, who had defended the storming of the Capitol as an act of resistance against “ tyranny”.
🔴 Fusillade dans une boîte gay à Colorado Springs: Le suspect Anderson Lee Aldrich inculpé pour meurtres et crimes de haine
(image de vidéosurveillance de 2021 obtenue par CNN quand il avait menacé sa mère avec une bombe artisanale) pic.twitter.com/nMHt57ur9o
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A family member, speaking on condition of anonymity, indicates to 20 Minutes that Aldrich was living with his grandparents, who had refused to to testify against him. In a published post On a Mormon Church women’s Facebook group, her mother was asking for contact information for “a specialist therapist; in post-traumatic stress” for his son.