On Saturday night, just before midnight, a mass shooting occurred at Club Q, a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs, CO.
The LGBTQ club advertised drag queen shows for all ages, which featured $20 bottomless mimosas. According to their Instagram page, an “all ages” drag show brunch was slated to take place at Club Q only 11 hours after the shooting took place.
Five people were killed, and 18 were injured in the senseless slaughter of innocent people, including two popular bartenders.
According to police reports, at least two patrons were able to subdue the shooter until police arrived and were able to take arrest 22-yr-old Anderson Lee Aldrich and take him into custody.
5 people were killed, and 18 injured were injured at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs.
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— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) November 20, 2022
Yesterday, The Gateway Pundit reported about Benjamin Ryan, a New York Times reporter who tweeted and then quickly deleted a copy of a statement by the El Paso County Sheriff’s office that Aldrich had been on the FBI’s radar for making a homemade bomb in June 2021.
Evidence of a previous arrest by the suspected killer in the gay nightclub has now been released, showing Aldrich being taken into custody by El Paso Police on a RING camera in June 2021. Aldrich was taken into custody after his mother, Laura Voepel, called the police on her son, claiming he was threatening her life. In the video, the suspected shooter can be seen saying he will blow the feds to “holy hell” if they breach his mother’s rented home:
The Crisis Negotiations Unit was able to get Aldrich to concede and turn himself in without incident:
The 21-yr-old Aldrich was taken into custody on charges of kidnapping and felony menacing and was later released after the charges against him were dropped.
Voepel’s posts on a Church of Latter Day Saints group on Instagram seem to indicate her son was suffering from mental illness.
In February 2022, she wrote a message from her (now deleted) Facebook page to the Sisters of Colorado Spring church group, “Hello Sisters. Can anyone please recommend a great trauma/ptsd therapist?” and indicated it was for a 21-year-old, which Aldrich then was. She asked in May 2022, “Can anybody refer my son to a private boxing coach? He’s 6’6” tall and hits like a freight train. Cannot find a good gym or anyone serious. He has made huge life changes and needs this!”
Aldrich’s mom, who accused her son of trying to kill her posted a message on her Facebook page asking for members of her church community to recommend a “fantastic defense attorney,” allegedly for her son: