Defendant is suspected in the case Q Club The mass shooter was hit with a staggering 305 counts after allegedly killing five people and injuring 25 others and the Colorado Springs gay club last month, according to New York Post Office.
On Tuesday morning, Anderson Lee Aldrich appeared in court for the first time since their arrest, where their snap showed a bruised face after patrons of the hero bar entered to subdue him, as previously reported there Shade room.
Anderson Lee Aldrich was charged with 305 counts in his first court appearance on Tuesday
Aldrich, who has been identified as non-binary, sat next to their public attorney as prosecutors presented their case.
They were charged with five counts of first-degree murder along with hundreds of counts of first- and second-degree assault and “multiple counts of biased motives”.
The 22-year-old is said to have opened fire inside Club Q on November 19 and continued to shoot for six minutes before being stopped by visitors.
Bartenders Daniel Davis Aston, 28, and Derrick Rump were among the five killed.
“I thought it was music, so I kept dancing,” Joshua Thurman, a survivor, told reporters of the horrifying scene. “Then I heard another series of gunshots and then me and a client ran into the dressing room, lay on the ground, locked the door and called the police immediately.
He added: “There were bodies on the ground, blood, shards of glass, broken cups and the outside was even worse.”
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Aldrich, the estranged child of former UFC fighter and porn actor Aaron Brink and grandson of outgoing California GOP congressman Randy Voepel, was eventually arrested at the scene and has since been placed in custody. not guaranteed.
Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers told the AP that the deadly attack only ended after a patron snatched a gun from the suspect before using it to beat and pin him down until authorities arrived.
Aldrich and their mother, Laura Voepel, were both well known to local authorities before last month’s mass shooting.
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Aldrich’s mother, 45, was charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct a day after the shooting.
Voepel has been told by police “many times” to “stop screaming” at home or she will be arrested, according to a summons from the police. KDVR.
She is believed to have become belligerent and resisted arrest, the newspaper reported.
In court on Tuesday, the state’s attorney declared the case against Aldrich “very large” and added that prosecutors could revise their charges in the coming weeks.