The former soldier confessed to the newspaper that when the Police arrived he was covered in blood and thought he had killed the attacker, who was revived by the health care services, while the agents handcuffed and held Fierro for an hour.
The man who shot to death five people last Saturday night in an LGBT club in the US was subdued by Richard Fierro, an ex-soldier of Latino origin who was in the premises watching a draq queens show with his family and friends and who knocked down and disarmed the attacker.
“I don't know exactly what I did, I just went into combat mode,” Fierro said in an interview with The New York Times, before adding that at the time he thought only that he had “ 8220;you kill that guy” before he killed him and his family.
The suspect, a 22-year-old identified as Anderson Lee Aldrich, who is currently in the hospital, He was charged this Monday with five counts of first-degree murder and another five for hate crime.
The event occurred last Saturday at midnight in a place for adults in the state of Colorado called Club Q, which hosts, among other activities, cross-dressing shows.
Story of the ex-US soldier
According to the account of Fierro, who spent 15 years in the Army, when he heard the shots he got up from the table and went to where the gunman was, who was heading towards the courtyard, where dozens of customers had fled.
When she reached him, she grabbed him by a strap on the vest he was wearing, tossed it loose, and pounced on him.
The ex-military man said the man was carrying a military-style rifle and tried to take it from him. But then he saw that he was also carrying a gun.
“I took the gun out of his hand and started hitting him on the head, over and over again. time”, said Fierro, who explained to the New York Times, that after calling for help, a customer seized the assailant's rifle and a dancer trampled the gunman with her high heels.
The Police explained on Sunday that they received an alert call around 11:56 p.m. and that a few minutes later several patrols went to the scene, where they arrested the attacker and took him into custody.
A total of 25 people were injured and at least 13 were still hospitalized this Monday morning.