Colorado Springs Police Identify Suspect in Deadly Gay Nightclub Mass Shooting, 22-Year-Old Anderson Lee Aldrich
Colorado Springs police identified the suspect detained in the overnight mass shooting at gay nightclub Club Q as Anderson Lee Aldrich, a 22-year-old male. The shooting killed five people at the club and injured at least 18. No motive for the shooting has been reported as of yet. Aldrich was taken to a local hospital with unstated injuries according to police, however police said they did not shoot Aldrich.
Club Q featured drag shows, including one Saturday night and an all ages drag show brunch that was scheduled for this morning and a later show for today’s Transgender Day of Remembrance (image via Facebook).
Police provided a timeline of the attack and response. The first 911 call came at 11:56:57 p.m. MST. Police were dispatched at 11:57, arrived at 12:00 a.m. and detained the suspect at 12:02. Police said two people inside the club tried to block the shooter.
Two firearms were found. The shooter reportedly used a long rifle.
Aldrich was arrested for a bomb threat against his mother last year.
Video of police briefing: