Tag Archives: Colorado

Headquarters Sign For CO Hate Group Gets Defaced

Colorado Springs’ CBS affiliate reports: Vandals defaced a sign outside a local Christian ministry Thursday, accusing the organization of complicity in the horrific massacre at an LGBTQ+ nightclub.  “Their blood is on your hands. Five lives taken,” reads the graffiti on the brick Focus on the Family sign, which outside its facility off Briargate Parkway in north Colorado Springs. Police …

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Shooter’s Friend: He Never Claimed To Be Nonbinary

NBC News reports: A recent neighbor of Club Q shooting suspect Anderson Lee Aldrich said he spent hours talking to the FBI on Tuesday morning. He told investigators the suspect made several hateful comments toward the LGBTQ community. “Just expressed he didn’t like the LGBTQ community,” said Xavier Kraus, who lived across the hallway from Aldrich. “And pretty sure at one …

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LIVE VIDEO: Colorado Club Q Shooter Appears In Court

CNN reports: The 22-year-old accused of carrying out a mass shooting inside an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado, over the weekend is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday for the first time since the attack that left five dead and more than a dozen injured. Anderson Lee Aldrich is expected to attend the initial court hearing via video conference …

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Club Q Shooter To Make First Court Appearance Today

ABC News reports: The alleged gunman in a deadly shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado is scheduled to make his first court appearance virtually on Wednesday, court records show. Five people were killed and 17 others wounded by gunfire in the mass shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs late Saturday night. Police are investigating the incident as a …

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WaPo: Club Q Shooter Changed His Name At Age 16

The Washington Post reports: Years before he allegedly walked into a Colorado LGBTQ bar with an assault-style rifle, the man now known as Anderson Lee Aldrich had a different name, and a tumultuous past. Until age 15, he was known as Nicholas Brink, living in San Antonio, public records show. His parents separated when he was a toddler, and when …

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LIVE VIDEO: Police Give Update On Club Q Shooting

USA Today reports:   The man suspected of fatally shooting five people and injuring others at a LGBTQ nightclub is facing murder and hate crime charges, court records show. Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22, is facing five murder charges and five charges of committing a bias-motivated crime causing bodily injury. Authorities on Monday were searching for a motive after the rampage left five people …

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NYT Interviews Hero Who Took Down Club Q Shooter

The New York Times reports: Richard M. Fierro said he was at a table in Club Q with his wife, daughter and friends on Saturday, watching a drag show, when the sudden flash of gunfire ripped across the nightclub. His instincts from four combat deployments as an Army officer in Iraq and Afghanistan instantly kicked in. Fight back, he told …

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Video Shows 2021 Arrest Of Colorado Springs Shooter

CNN reports: Video obtained by CNN shows Aldrich surrendering to law enforcement last year after allegedly making a bomb threat. Footage from the Ring door camera of the owner of the home shows Aldrich exiting the house with his hands up and barefoot, and walking to sheriff’s deputies. Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report by the man’s mother he was …

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DA: Charges For Club Q Shooter May Come Today

NewsNation reports: Investigators were still determining a motive and whether to prosecute it as a hate crime, El Paso County District Attorney Michael Allen said to NewsNation on-air Monday morning. “We’re looking at also hate crime potentially if there’s any bias-motivated aspects of this. There’s obviously some evidence of that based on the fact of where this occurred,” Allen said. …

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CO County Sheriff Refused To Enforce Red Flag Law

The Associated Press reports: A year and a half before he was arrested in the Colorado Springs gay nightclub shooting that left five people dead, Anderson Lee Aldrich allegedly threatened his mother with a homemade bomb, forcing neighbors in surrounding homes to evacuate while the bomb squad and crisis negotiators talked him into surrendering. Yet despite that scare, there’s no …

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Patron Grabbed Gun From Shooter, Struck Him With It

The Associated Press reports: As bullets tore through a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs, killing five people and wounding many more, one patron who’d been partying moments before rushed into action, grabbing a handgun from the suspect, hitting him with it and pinning him down until police arrived just minutes later. He was one of at least two customers who …

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Coloradans Hold Vigil After Mass Shooting At Gay Club

PBS reports: Hearts around Colorado and the country are hurting and mourning the loss of five lives in a mass shooting in a LGBTQ+ club in Colorado Springs. Hundreds showed up outside All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church in Colorado Springs for a community vigil on Sunday morning. The church was standing-room only, so organizers held the vigil in waves to …

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REPORT: Shooter’s Grandfather Is MAGA State Rep

Heavy.com reports: Heavy has confirmed that Aldrich is the grandson of outgoing Republican state Rep. Randy Voegel, the former mayor of Santee, California. There were calls to expel Voepel from the state Assembly after he made comments comparing the January 6 attacks to the Revolutionary War. Aldrich’s mother, Laura Voepel, has written posts praising Randy Voepel on Facebook and confirming …

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CO Gay Nightclub Shooter Identified As 22 Year-Old Male, Entered Firing, Taken Down By “Heroic Patrons”

Cox Media reports: During a Sunday morning news conference, police identified the suspected shooter as Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22. Colorado Springs police Chief Adrian Vasquez said that when the suspect entered Club Q, he was confronted by two “heroic” patrons who stopped the shooter. “We owe them a great debt,” Vasquez told reporters. Police said that the suspect used a …

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LIVE VIDEO: Police Give Update On Gay Club Shooting

Colorado Springs’ NBC affiliate reports: Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning first responders rushed to the scene of a shooting at Club Q nightclub in Colorado Springs where police say 18 people were injured and 5 died. A press conference with the 4th Judicial District District Attorney’s Office, Colorado Springs Police, and Mayor John Suthers is scheduled for 8 …

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At Least Five Dead, 18 Injured In Mass Shooting At Colorado Gay Nightclub, Suspect In Custody [VIDEO]

The New York Times reports: At least five people were killed and 18 injured late Saturday in a shooting at an L.G.B.T.Q. nightclub in Colorado Springs, the police said early Sunday morning. Lt. Pamela Castro, a public information officer with the Colorado Springs Police Department, said at a news conference outside the nightclub, Club Q, that the investigation was only …

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Democrat Adam Frisch Concedes To Lauren Boebert

Denver’s CBS News affiliate reports: The razor-thin race that kept Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District on its toes for more than a week has reached an end. Democratic challenger Adam Frisch has conceded to incumbent Republican Lauren Boebert. In a short press conference via Zoom on Friday morning, the Aspen councilman announced that he had conceded the election via a phone …

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AP: Boebert/Frisch House Race Headed For Recount

The Associated Press reports: Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert, a renowned conservative firebrand whose combative style helped define the new right, is likely headed to an automatic recount in her bid to fend off a surprisingly difficult challenge by a Democratic businessman from the ritzy ski town of Aspen. The Associated Press has declared the election in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District …

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Boebert Blames Republicans For Tight House Race

CNN reports: Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert remained in a tight race Friday morning against Democrat Adam Frisch after redistricting made her bid for reelection to her Colorado seat more competitive. Boebert, who has expressed confidence about her chances, was ahead of Frisch by 1,122 votes as of 1 p.m. ET Friday. Boebert suggested to CNN on Thursday that a lack …

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Colorado Youth Pastor Arrested On Grooming Charges

Pueblo, Colorado’s NBC affiliate reports: An adult youth pastor has been arrested after allegedly sending sexually explicit material to a minor in his youth group. The Fountain Police Department began investigating the report on Oct. 13, 2022. The investigation led to 38-year-old Jeffery Williams’ arrest on Nov. 10. Williams was a pastor at the 901 N. Santa Fe Ave. Salvation …

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