Bloody Anderson Aldrich mugshot released as father’s remarks spark outrage – live

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Army veteran reports on fight against Colorado Springs shooter

Colorado Springs shooting suspect Anderson Lee Aldrich made his first court appearance via video link on Wednesday, after he allegedly killed five people at an LGTBQ+ nightclub on Saturday.

The 22-year-old, who identifies as non-binary, faces preliminary charges, including five counts of murder and five counts of committing a bias-motivated crime causing bodily harm.

At least 18 other people were injured when the suspect burst into the club just before midnight on Saturday and opened fire with an AR-15 type rifle.

The suspect was shot by an Army veteran named Richard Fierro, and mugshots show Aldrich with serious head and neck injuries.

Police have named the five people who died as Kelly Loving, Daniel Aston, Derrick Rump, Ashley Paugh and Raymond Green Vance.

Meanwhile, the suspect’s father has sparked outrage for his anti-LGBT+ views.

Aaron Brink, a former porn star and MMA fighter, told CBS8, “Then I find out it’s a gay bar. I said, ‘God, is he gay?’ I was scared, ‘S***, is he gay?’ And he’s not gay, so I said, ‘Phhhewww…’”

He added that his family was Mormon and, “We don’t do homosexuality.”

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Colorado suspect Anderson Aldrich has ties to MAGA

Suspected shooter Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22, allegedly opened fire inside Club Q in Colorado Springs just before midnight Saturday night.

Bartenders Daniel Aston and Derrick Rump along with boss Kelly Loving were among the five victims killed in the attack. 25 other people were injured, 19 of them by bullets.

The mass shooting ended thanks to the bravery of at least one club goer, who tackled the shooter to the ground and held him until law enforcement arrived on the scene.

Rachel Sharp to the story.

Josh MarcusNovember 24, 2022 03:40

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What are the survivors of the Club Q shooting saying?

Ed Sanders had just opened a tab at the Club Q bar when filming began.

The 63-year-old said he queued at the bar, walked forward and gave the bartender his credit card when he was hit in the back – just between the shoulder blades. Startled and shocked, he turned to look at the shooter, only to be hit again in the thigh as another volley of shots was fired.

“I fell. And everyone else fell,” Sanders said in video statements released Tuesday by the UCHealth Memorial Hospital Center. “It was very traumatic. I protected another woman with my coat…there was a lot of chaos.

Amy Forliti has the whole story.

Josh MarcusNovember 24, 2022 02:40

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Old arrest records suggest Colorado Springs suspect wanted to ‘get out on fire’

Eventually, crisis negotiators were able to bring Aldrich in, and they were incarcerated in the El Paso County Jail on two counts of threatening felony and three counts of first-degree kidnapping, according to the sheriff’s office. .

Josh MarcusNovember 24, 2022 02:10

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Mugshot shows Colorado Springs suspect Anderson Aldrich with face and neck injuries

Photos show Aldrich, who identifies as non-binary, with numerous apparent injuries to his face and neck.

According to clubgoers, several Club Q customers tackled the 22-year-old and successfully fought against the AR-style rifle they were carrying.

More details in our full story.

Josh MarcusNovember 24, 2022 01:55

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Anderson Aldrich defense announces they are non-binary

The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is not binary, the suspect’s defense team said in court filings.

In several standard motions filed on behalf of Anderson Lee Aldrich on Tuesday, public defenders call the suspect “Mx. Aldrich,” noting in the footnotes that Aldrich, 22, is non-binary and uses the pronouns them/them. The motions deal with issues such as unsealing and evidence gathering, not Aldrich’s identity and there was no elaboration on this.

Aldrich, who was beaten by patrons in Saturday night’s shooting at Club Q, appeared in court for the first time on Wednesday via video from jail. The motive for the shooting was still under investigation, but authorities said Aldrich faces possible murder and hate crime charges.

Get all the details in our full story.

Josh MarcusNovember 24, 2022 01:43

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Colorado Springs shooting suspect’s father apologizes: ‘Life is so fragile’

Aaron Brink, father of Colorado Springs mass shooting suspect Anderson Aldrich, is outspokenly anti-gay, but has nonetheless apologized for his child’s alleged crimes.

“I’m so sorry guys for your loss,” Mr. Brink said. “Regardless of politics, it’s human life. I am really sorry. My soul goes out to you.

“Life is so fragile, and it’s precious,” he said. “The lives of these people were precious.”

Bevan Hurley has more on what Aldrich’s father said.

Josh MarcusNovember 24, 2022 12:44 a.m.

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Photos: A booking photo shows a Colorado suspect with serious facial injuries

The Colorado Springs Police Department released booking photos of mass shooting suspect Anderson Lee Aldrich.

In the photos, Aldrich can be seen with apparent injuries to his face and neck, likely from club goers tackling the suspected shooter during the attack.

Josh MarcusNovember 24, 2022 12:22 a.m.

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Colorado Springs shooting part of national trend of threats to LGTBQ+ community: report

The weekend massacre at a gay club in Colorado over the weekend is part of a larger pattern of threats against LGBTQ+ people unfolding across the country.

According to the advocacy group GLAAD, there have been at least 124 protests as well as a significant number of threats against drag events in the United States in 2022.

Josh MarcusNovember 24, 2022 12:02 a.m.

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How Club Q patrons stopped the Colorado Springs shooter

Richard Fierro, the former US Army major who tackled a gunman who opened fire on an LGBT+ nightclub in Colorado Springs and beat him unconscious, has given a moving account of his bravery on CNN.

Speaking to John Berman on the network Monday night, Mr Fierro described what happened when the shooter started shooting at Club Q on Saturday night.

He recognized that the shooter, Anderson Aldrich, 22, was wearing a body armor with a handle and ran across the room, grabbed him and pulled him to the ground.

Another person helped Mr. Fierro bring Mr. Aldrich to the ground and he told them to push the AR-15 rifle away.

Olivier O’Connell and Beavn Hurley have more.

Josh MarcusNovember 23, 2022 11:42 p.m.

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The Colorado shooter’s strange connection to January 6

Suspected shooter Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22, allegedly opened fire inside Club Q in Colorado Springs just before midnight Saturday night.

Bartenders Daniel Aston and Derrick Rump along with boss Kelly Loving were among the five victims killed in the attack. 25 other people were injured, 19 of them by bullets.

The mass shooting ended thanks to the bravery of at least one club goer, who tackled the shooter to the ground and held him until law enforcement arrived on the scene.

Rachel Sharp has the whole story.

Josh MarcusNovember 23, 2022 11:22 p.m.

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