Colorado club shooting suspect makes 1st court appearance, slumped over and injured

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado — The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub was ordered held without bail in an initial court appearance Wednesday. Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22, could be seen slumped over in a chair with injuries visible on the suspect’s face … Read more

Battered LGBTQ nightclub shooting suspect makes first court appearance

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (KOAA) — The suspect in the deadly mass shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado, made a virtual court appearance Wednesday morning. Andreson Lee Aldrich, who identifies as nonbinary and uses they/them pronouns, appeared in a wheelchair for an advisement hearing. Aldrich only spoke when directly questioned by the judge … Read more

Club Q shooting suspect makes first court appearance Wednesday

DENVER — The suspect in the Club Q shooting in Colorado Springs acknowledged their rights and was ordered held without bond at their first court appearance Wednesday — appearing slumped over and muttering their name when asked. Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22, appeared in court virtually from the El Paso County jail. They were joined by … Read more

Club Q Killer’s Nonbinary Status and Hate Crime Narrative

The November 19 shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs, which killed five people and injured nineteen, quickly led to speculation about whether the attack would qualify as a hate crime from Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser as well as other officials. But that narrative took a serious turn on November 22, with the filing of a … Read more

Club Q Killer and Gun Protection Orders in Colorado Springs Area

The gunman in the November 19 attack on Club Q in Colorado Springs, which killed five people and injured nineteen, was arrested in June 2021 following a bomb threat at his mother’s home. But despite evidence that the suspect was suffering from mental health issues, neither family members nor police agencies attempted to restrict his … Read more

Colorado Springs Mass Shootings: Eleven in Six Years

The November 19 shooting at Club Q in which five people were killed and nineteen were hurt is among the worst gun attacks ever recorded in Colorado Springs, with more victims than even the November 2015 assault on a Planned Parenthood office in the city that resulted in three deaths and nine injuries. During the … Read more

Club Q: Shooting before Transgender Remembrance Day

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — As the Colorado Springs Police Department continues to investigate the shooting that occurred at LGBTQ club, Club Q just before midnight, Nov. 19, and resulted in five deaths and 25 injured, the LGBTQ community, locally and nationally, is in mourning. Club Q shooting: 5 dead, 25 injured in Colorado Springs Nov. … Read more

‘We are devastated’: Officials react to deadly mass shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs

DENVER — Officials and groups across Colorado are grieving for the five people killed and 25 others injured in an attack by a gunman on the LGBTQ bar Club Q in Colorado Springs late Saturday night. As we work to learn more information about the 22-year-old suspect, his motive for the shooting, and more about … Read more