Anderson Aldrich, the man suspected in a mass shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is facing multiple murder and hate crime charges, court records show. According to an online docket in El Paso County courts, he is facing five counts of first degree murder and five counts of a bias-motivated crime causing bodily injury. Aldrich remains hospitalized following injuries sustained during the incident. The Colorado Springs police chief told CNN on Monday that the charges have not been formally filed.
What actually happened in the attack?
It was all started as a joyous night of laughter and dancing devolved into a scene of terror. It was when a gunman walked into an LGBTQ club and opened fire. Within seconds, Anderson Aldrich and his friend and bar LGBTQ club shooting suspect faces murder and hate crime charges Daniel Aston was fatally wounded.
Another four people were killed and 25 others were injured. All this stirred memories of the 2016 Pulse massacre in Orlando, in which 49 people at that LGBTQ nightclub were killed.Anderson said it took a moment for him to process the horror and he thought his life was over.Then suddenly, the gunman was lying on the ground, getting beat up and kicked and yelled at by two very brave people. Those two people saved Anderson’s life.
Police rushed to the scene and found at least two people had taken down the gunman. Five people were killed and another 25 were injured including 19 who were shot.No motive for the attack has been released yet. Investigators are still working to determine a motive, including whether the shooting was a hate crime.also read:-The power ranger star, Jason David Frank, passed away
A 22-year-old suspect is in custody and was being treated at a hospital Sunday, but he was not shot by officers. This attack fell on the eve of Transgender Day of Remembrance which y observed in honor of the lives of trans people lost to anti-trans violence and hatred.
Who is the suspect in this brutal attack ?
Police identified that the suspect it s Anderson Lee Aldrich. He had a long rifle during the attack, and two firearms were found at the scene. Despite opening fire immediately upon entering the club, the gunman’s rampage ended within a few minutes because witnesses overpowered him. Questions have emerged about a previous encounter with law enforcement while Aldrich remains hospitalized. Aldrich was arrested in connection with a bomb threat that led to a standoff at his mother’s home.