Colorado Springs shooting at LGBTQ club

Club Q Nightclub as seen on November 20 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Club Q nightclub is seen on November 20 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. (Kevin Mohat / Reuters)

Just before midnight on Saturday, a gunman entered Club Q, a beloved LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and immediately opened fire on the crowd, killing 5 people and wounding 25 others, according to police. Have become.

Police Chief Adrian Vasquez said Sunday that the suspected attacker has been identified as 22-year-old Anderson Lee Aldrich.

According to the police chief, a long rifle was used in the shooting. Two pistols have been recovered from the spot.

Police said on Sunday they were probing the suspect’s history, though they declined to share details.

Aldrich was arrested in June 2021 in connection with a bomb threat that led to a standoff at her mother’s home at the time, according to a news release from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office and her mother’s former landlord . Colorado Springs is in El Paso County.

Two law enforcement sources confirmed the suspect in Saturday’s shooting and the bomb threat were the same person based on his name and date of birth.

Video obtained by CNN shows Aldrich surrendering to law enforcement last year after allegedly making a bomb threat. Footage from the home owner’s ring door camera shows Aldrich exiting the home with his hands up and bare feet, and walking towards the sheriff’s deputies.

According to the release, the sheriff’s deputy responded to a report by the man’s mother that he was “making threats of harm to her with a homemade bomb, multiple weapons and ammunition.” Deputies called on the suspect, and he “refused to obey orders to surrender,” the release said, prompting them to evacuate nearby homes.

Several hours after the initial police call, the sheriff’s crisis communication unit was able to track Aldrich down to the house, and he was arrested after he exited the front door. Officers did not find any explosives in the home.

Leslie Bowman, who owns Aldrich’s mother’s home, provided videos to CNN. Bowman said that Aldrich’s mother rented a room in the house for over a year and that Aldrich came to visit his mother there.

CNN’s efforts to reach Aldrich’s mother for comment were unsuccessful.

It was not immediately clear how the bomb threat case was resolved, but the Colorado Springs Gazette reported that the district attorney’s office said no formal charges had been filed in the matter. The district attorney’s office did not respond to a request for comment from CNN.

The newspaper reported that Aldrich also called the Gazette in an effort to have the earlier story about the 2021 event removed from the website.

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