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Club Q Shooter Plans to Take Plea Deal on Federal Charges

Anderson Aldrich faces 50 hate crime charges, 24 firearm violations

(Newser) - Club Q shooter Anderson Aldrich plans to plead guilty to new federal charges for hate crimes and firearm violations under an agreement that would allow the defendant to avoid the death penalty, according to court documents made public Tuesday. The 23-year-old made a deal with prosecutors to plead guilty to...

Club Q Shooter Pleads Guilty to 51 Charges
Club Q Mass Shooter
Gets Life Sentence

Club Q Mass Shooter Gets Life Sentence

Anderson Lee Aldrich killed 5 in attack on LGBTQ+ nightclub last year

(Newser) - The person who killed five people at a Colorado Springs nightclub in 2022 was sentenced to life in prison on Monday, after victims called the shooter a "monster" and "coward" who hunted down revelers in a calculated attack on a sanctuary for the LGBTQ+ community. During an emotional...

Club Q Shooter Expected to Strike Plea Deal

'I have to take responsibility for what happened,' says Anderson Lee Aldrich

(Newser) - The suspect in a mass shooting at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is expected to strike a plea deal to state murder and hate charges that would ensure at least a life sentence for the attack that killed five people and wounded 17, several survivors told the AP . Word of...

Ruling Brings 'Sense of Relief' for Club Q Victim

Hate crime charges against suspect Anderson Lee Aldrich will stand

(Newser) - The suspect in the deadly shooting at a LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado in November, currently facing 323 charges including first-degree murder and crimes motivated by bias , will see those charges stick. Following a three-day hearing , Judge Michael McHenry ruled Thursday that there is enough evidence to try Anderson Lee Aldrich,...

Court Hears New Details of How Club Patrons Stopped Mass Shooting

Detective says suspect posted to neo-Nazi website

(Newser) - The 22-year-old accused of carrying out the deadly mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs in November posted to a neo-Nazi website and used gay and racial slurs while gaming online, a police detective testified Wednesday. Among the things Anderson Lee Aldrich posted was an image of a...

A Year Before Club Q Shooting, Suspect's Bomb Threat Case Was Dropped

The AP delves into what happened with accused mass shooter's 2021 case

(Newser) - The Colorado Springs gay nightclub shooter had charges dropped in a 2021 bomb threat case after family members who were terrorized in the incident refused to cooperate, according to the district attorney and court documents unsealed Thursday. The charges were dropped despite authorities finding a “tub” full of bomb-making...

Club Q Suspect Slammed With 305 Criminal Counts

Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22, faces murder, hate crime charges after Colorado Springs shooting

(Newser) - The suspect accused of entering a Colorado gay nightclub clad in body armor and opening fire with an AR-15-style rifle, killing five people and wounding at least 17 others, was charged by prosecutors Tuesday with 305 criminal counts, including hate crimes and murder. Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22, sat upright in...

Another Club Q Hero Speaks Out
A 2nd Club Q
Hero Speaks Out

A 2nd Club Q Hero Speaks Out

Thomas James, a Navy petty officer, helped subdue the alleged shooter

(Newser) - The world is hearing from another Club Q hero for the first time. One of the patrons who helped Army veteran Richard Fierro subdue the suspect accused of killing five in a mass shooting at the LGBTQ+ nightclub in Colorado released a statement Sunday, CNN reports. Thomas James, a US...

Club Q Shooting Suspect Makes Court Appearance

Anderson Aldrich, who was released from hospital Tuesday, held without bail

(Newser) - 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 as the suspect sat slumped over in a chair. Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22, could be seen with injuries...

Suspect in Club Shooting Changed His Name
Suspect in Club Shooting
Is Nonbinary: Lawyers

Suspect in Club Shooting Is Nonbinary: Lawyers

Anderson Lee Aldrich was Nicholas Brink until changing their name at 15

(Newser) - The suspect in the Club Q shooting is nonbinary, according to their lawyer. In filing several motions Tuesday, public defenders Joseph Archambault and Michael Bowman added a footnote stating Anderson Lee Aldrich is "nonbinary" and uses "they/them pronouns," reports the Denver Post . They are referred to as...

Club Q Hero: 'I Just Went Into Combat Mode'

Boyfriend of Army veteran Richard Fierro's daughter was killed in the shooting

(Newser) - The man who subdued the alleged Club Q shooter Saturday night, beating him with his own gun , is telling his story. Richard M. Fierro had gone to the gay nightclub with his wife, his daughter, her longtime boyfriend, and two family friends to watch his 22-year-old daughter's best friend...

Club Patron Hit Shooter With His Own Gun

At least two Club Q patrons in Colorado hailed as heroes for stopping the assailant

(Newser) - Reports of the mass shooting in a gay nightclub in Colorado over the weekend brought to mind the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting in Florida. While Saturday night's attack in Colorado Springs has left five dead, authorities say the total may have been closer to the Pulse toll of 49...

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