Anderson Lee Aldrich was identified as the suspect in a mass shooting that occurred at a gay nightclub in Colorado over the weekend. According to the police, he started shooting at the nightclub, leaving five people dead and 19 others injured.
Aldrich, who was 22 years old at the time of the shooting, is charged with five counts of murder and five counts of bias-motivated crime.
According to the police, the suspect was apprehended and taken to a hospital for medical attention. They also noted that there were no shots fired at him during the incident. However, as of late Monday morning, ,Aldrich was still in the hospital and had not provided any statements to authorities.
The police first received the calls about the shooting at 11:56 p.m. local time. At 11:57 p.m., law enforcers were dispatched to the scene, and they apprehended the suspect at 12:02 a.m.
During the investigation, the police found two guns at the scene. One of these was a long rifle that Vasquez described to CNN as an AR-style weapon.
Although the rifle was the main weapon used by the suspect in the shooting, he also had a handgun with him. He revealed this to CNN on Monday.
Law enforcement sources told CNN that the suspect purchased both the AR-style rifle and the handgun. The exact dates of these purchases have not been confirmed.
The owners of the nightclub where the shooting occurred reviewed security footage and noted that the suspect entered the establishment armed. He was wearing a flak jacket, which looked similar to a military-style jacket.
In response to the mass shooting that occurred in Colorado over the weekend, the US Attorney's Office in the state said that federal agencies, such as the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, were aware of the incident and were monitoring the situation. The office of the US Attorney for the District of Colorado said that it would review the available facts to determine what federal response was needed.
According to Vasquez, one of the individuals who tried to stop the shooter was injured, but he noted that the injury wasn't life-threatening. A second individual was also reportedly unharmed.
In June 2021, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office released a statement regarding the arrest of Aldrich, who was accused of making a bomb threat. The incident occurred at his mother's house, which is located in Colorado Springs.
Law enforcers were able to confirm the suspect's identity based on his birthdate and name. They also noted that the same person carried out the mass shooting on Saturday.
In a video that was obtained by CNN, Aldrich can be seen surrendering to the authorities after making a bomb threat. He was apprehended by law enforcers after leaving his house barefoot. He was captured on camera as he approached the deputies.
Aldrich was apprehended after walking out of his house, which was captured in video footage that was obtained by CNN. The arrest was made by the El Paso County Sheriff's Crisis Negotiation Unit. No explosives were found during the search of the house.
The videos were provided to CNN by Leslie Bowman, the home's owner. She noted that Aldrich would often visit his mother's house to see her.
Voepel released a statement on Twitter, where he also stated that he did not support the violence that occurred on January 6 in Washington, DC. He then attempted to retract his statement. It is very concerning that law and order were not maintained in the nation's capital.
It has been questioned if Colorado's red flag law, which was passed in 2019, would have prevented the Club Q shooter from carrying out his attack. The state has experienced numerous mass shootings in the past two decades. The red flag law was designed to allow law enforcers to temporarily prevent individuals from obtaining firearms. It can be triggered by the actions of a member of the suspect's family or a law enforcement officer.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on The Daily Cable.