Shooting club Q suspect by Anderson Lee Aldrich violent tendencies have forced scared loved ones into a “virtual prison” and last year he started making untraceable ghost guns at home using a 3D printer, according to undisclosed court filings as of late Thursday.
Aldrich, 22, has been charged with 305 counts of first-degree murder, attempted murder and favoritism in the November 19 massacre that left five people dead and nearly 20 injured. Aldrich’s attorney says he identifies as non-binary. However, Aldrich was listed as male on police booking records, and The Daily Beast looked at text messages sent by Aldrich’s mother on the day of the shooting, in which she alludes to them by male pronouns.
On June 18, 2021, Aldrich was arrested after confronting police at their mother’s home in Colorado Springsduring which they allegedly took her hostage and threatened to blow up the building.
Aldrich was upset when his grandparents, who lived just down the street, moved to Florida. The grandparents “lived in fear due to Anderson’s recent death threats against them and others,” according to a police affidavit about the case, part of a new batch of documents related to the incident. regarding Club Q was announced last night by the Colorado Judiciary Branch.
That day, Pamela Pullen, Aldrich’s grandmother, told police that Aldrich pointed a Glock pistol at Aldrich’s grandmother and grandfather and said, “You died today, and I’ll take you with me. I am loaded and ready. She claimed Aldrich told her that moving to Florida would “interfere with his plans to conduct a mass shooting and bombing,” according to the affidavit.
Aldrich, who the affidavit said was “drinked vodka” during the incident, showed Pullen “a canister of chemicals inside and said it was a bomb… powerful enough to blow up a facility.” police station and a federal building,” the affidavit added. that the two had “begged for their lives and promised Anderson they wouldn’t move.” Aldrich’s mother and grandparents managed to flee to safety, and Aldrich eventually surrendered to an outside SWAT team. Police later discovered “objects suitable for bomb-making materials” in the basement, the affidavit states.
In it, Robert Pullen Jr. pleaded with the judge to keep Aldrich behind bars, saying he was “sure that if Anderson were released, he would hurt or kill my brother and his wife.”
Pullen, a retired plasterer living in Hawaii, wrote in the letter that Aldrich treated others “disrespectfully” and that Aldrich was always homeschooled “because he couldn’t get along with any of his classmates.” Which is yours.” An attack by Aldrich once sent Jonathan Pullen—Pamela’s husband and Aldrich’s grandfather—to the hospital, the letter read, before noting that Jonathan “lied to the emergency room doctors” about his incident. because he was “afraid that Anderson would be angry if he was caught by the police.”
According to the letter, Aldrich “punched a hole in the wall” of their mother’s house and broke windows and locks. Jonathan Pullen began locking his bedroom door and sleeping with a baseball bat by his bed because he and his wife were terrified of Aldrich.
Police had been called to the home several times before, but Aldrich was never held for longer than 72 hours, Pullen wrote. Aldrich’s grandmother will “not let him get caught.”
After Aldrich was arrested, the letter was written by Pamela Pullen telling her husband that she “gave [Aldrich] Recent $30,000, most of which went to buy two 3D printers — on which he’s been building guns. One of them came to the house after being arrested and was returned.”
But the bomb threat fell through because no one in the family, including Aldrich’s grandmother, came forward to testify, prosecutors confirmed on Thursday. (Colorado law prevents prosecutors from talking about cases involving dropped charges unless they are sealed.)
However, several remedies have become available following Aldrich’s increasingly disturbing actions. Authorities said police seized Aldrich’s gun after he was arrested for making a bomb threat. However, they later failed to use Colorado’s “red flag” law by filing an Extreme Risk Protection Order to prevent Aldrich from obtaining or possessing a firearm in the future, Colorado Public Radio reported.
One of the weapons Aldrich allegedly used in the Q Club shooting was a ghost gun, according to sources quoted by local outlet KDVR. Homemade guns are called “ghost guns” because they don’t have serial numbers and can’t be traced.
Aldrich is being held without bail, and is expected to appear in court in February. If convicted, he faces life in prison.