Club Q shooting suspect Anderson Lee Aldrich previously arrested for a bomb threat at neighborhood in Colorado Springs
Anderson Lee Aldrich, the suspect in the shooting at Club Q, was previously arrested in Colorado Springs for making a bomb threat in a neighborhood.
The suspect in the mass shooting at a Colorado Springs nightclub, Club Q, overnight was identified by police as 22-year-old Anderson Lee Aldrich. Police say 2 heroic bar patrons were able to stop the suspect.
Jun 18, 2021: According to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, residents of certain sections of the Lorson Ranch subdivision were given notice on Friday evening to leave the area (EPSO).
As of 8:15 in the morning, it was judged that the region was risk-free. Residents were allowed to go back to their houses when the fire was put out.
Around 1:56 p.m. on Friday, deputies were called to the 9800 block of Rubicon Drive because of a bomb threat. The person who called EPSO said that her son had threatened to hurt her with a homemade bomb, multiple weapons, and ammunition. When she called, the person who made the report was not at home and didn’t know where her son was.
After arriving at the residence, deputies conducted additional research and determined that the suspect, identified as 21-year-old Anderson Lee Aldrich, was on the 6300 block of Pilgrimage Road (which is approximately 1 mile away from the address on Rubicon Drive). After being contacted by our deputies over the phone, the suspect refused to comply with their demands to turn himself in.
Around 4:15 in the afternoon, sheriff’s deputies began evacuating approximately ten residences in the neighborhood out of an abundance of caution.
Around 5:46 in the afternoon, the EPSO Crisis Negotiations Unit was successful in getting the suspect to comply with directives that were given to him. When he left the house through the front door, the police were waiting for him outside. After searching both residences, the Regional Explosives Unit came up empty-handed in their search for explosives.
Aldrich was booked into the El Paso County Jail on the following charges:
– 2 counts of Felony Menacing
– 3 counts of First-Degree Kidnapping
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Five people are dead and 25 injured after a shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs at 3430 North Academy. Victims are being treated at both UC Health Memorial and Penrose hospitals. The names of the victims are not being released until their families are notified.
Colorado Springs Police Department officers were dispatched to the location at 11:57 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19 after receiving a 911 call at 11:56:57pm. Officers arrived at 12:00 a.m. and the suspect was taken into custody at 12:02 a.m. The suspect has been identified as 22-year-old Anderson Lee Aldrich, who was also injured.
Multiple law enforcement agencies are responding and cooperating on the investigation. Multiple firearms were found at the scene. Law enforcement is still working to identify who the firearms belonged to. The suspect used a long rifle during the shooting.
According to Mr. Vasquez, the suspect carried a long rifle into the club and started shooting “immediately” after entering.
According to Mr. Vasquez, there were at least two “courageous persons within the club that challenged and fought with the suspect.”
“Their actions unequivocally saved lives,” Mayor John Suthers stated after the incident.
“They did find one person inside who we think is the suspect,” said Lt. Pamela Castro of the Colorado Springs Police Department. “Right now, the suspect is being treated, but in police custody.
Castro did not explain whether the suspect was included in the count of those who were hurt in the shooting.
The police have chosen not to comment on any possible motives. According to the Captain of the Colorado Springs Fire Department, Mike Smaldino, eleven ambulances responded to the area after receiving many calls to 911.
Castro stated that they would be staying put for “many, many hours to come.”
In a statement on social media, Club Q said it was “devastated by the senseless attack on our community” and offered condolences to victims and their families.
“We thank the quick reactions of heroic customers that subdued the gunman and ended this hate attack,” the statement said.
Castro stated that “this was not an officer-involved shooting,” despite the fact that the police have not yet disclosed the specifics of how the shooting came to a close.
Colorado Springs is once again in mourning after the tragic shooting at Club Q late last night. Our hearts go out to the victims and their families who are bearing the weight of this horrific tragedy.
As indicated, there is much we are still waiting to learn about the incident, but we know one or more patrons heroically intervened to subdue the suspect, and we praise those individuals who did so because their actions saved lives. We also thank our first responders from across the Pikes Peak region who quickly responded to help those in need.
We are a strong community that has shown resilience in the face of hate and violence in the past, and we will do that again. As a community, we will provide for the victims and witnesses of this horrific event and law enforcement will pursue this case with the zealousness that the case deserves.
We will provide any new information that we have in connection with this occurrence.
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