Anderson Lee Aldrich affidavit released
Colorado court system officials released the now unsealed affidavit against Club Q shooting suspects Anderson Lee Aldrich22, on Wednesday.
Surveillance footage late November 19 showed Aldrich arriving in a gold Toyota Highlander at 11:55 p.m. and opening fire “almost immediately upon entering the main area of the club.”
“When Anderson exited the driver’s door of the vehicle, it was apparent that he was wearing a ballistic vest and an AR-15 style assault rifle,” authorities said. “He entered the store and after entering the store at close range opened fire indiscriminately at guests in the club.”
As previously reported, Aldrich allegedly shot five people as he rampaged through the LGBTQ club: bartenders Daniel Davis Aston, 28; customer Kelly loving, 40; Bartender and bar co-owner Derrick Hull38, customer Ashley Paugh, 35; and customer Raymond Greene Vance22
The defense in court documents has claimed that Aldrich is non-binary and uses she/them pronouns, but prosecutors have put forward a variety of charges, including hate crimes. This shows that they believe the defendant was motivated by bigotry.
Aston was a transgender man, Loving was a transgender woman, and Rump was Cheerful. Paugh is not part of the LGBTQ community, her sister said. Vance was there with his girlfriend Kassy and your family. Kassy’s father Richard M Fierroa local who served four combat missions in the US Army is believed to be one of the people who stopped Aldrich.
According to the police affidavit, Fierro said he was at Club Q with his family and friends to see his daughter’s boyfriend perform. They were sitting near the stage when there were multiple shots near the club’s front door. He ducked for cover. He saw the suspect firing an AR-style rifle and a bulletproof vest at what he believed to be the patio area.
“Richard Fierro testified that he saw an unidentified man drag the suspect to the ground and went over to help him,” the documents read. “Richard Fierro stated that the suspect was lying face down on the ground, he (Richard Fierro) got on his back and started hitting him. Richard Fierro stated the suspect continued to attempt to grab the AR rifle which was aimed towards the suspect’s right hand.”
Fierro said he grabbed the suspect’s pistol and hit the suspect with it.
Authorities took Aldrich into custody and took the suspect to the hospital.
“Detective Joines couldn’t talk to Anderson at the time because he was [REDACTED]’ the authorities wrote.
Aldrich’s mugshot shows injuries, including widespread bruising on his face and neck.
“Sergeant T. Lindvall 2417 and Officer C. Pittman 7249 were outside Anderson’s treatment room and told Detective Joines they heard Anderson tell the medical staff he was sorry and had been awake for four days,” authorities wrote .
A detective reached a potential address for Aldrich and encountered Aldrich’s mother Laura Lea Voepel45
“Laura advised her to go to the movies with Anderson [10 p.m.] but Anderson left with an errand he told her would only take 15 minutes,” authorities said. “She said he didn’t give her any further information. Laura said she didn’t see Anderson when he left and didn’t know if he took anything. Laura said Anderson took her phone and hasn’t seen him since.”
When asked about any guns belonging to her or Aldrich, she said they had none other than Aldrich who owned a folding pocket knife.
The affidavit did not record this, but Voepel was reportedly subpoenaed around the time for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
Voepel’s incident happened at 3:30 a.m. on November 20, according to a Denver FOX affiliate CDPR. That was hours before authorities publicly identified Aldrich as the Club Q shooter.
Police said in Aldrich’s affidavit that a detective arrived at Voepel’s home around 3:45 a.m. as part of the investigation into Aldrich.
“The subject continued to make inappropriate noise adjacent to several residences,” said a subpoena obtained from Denver NBC affiliate KUSA, a document relating to Voepel. “While I attempted to take the subject into custody, she became combative, physically resisting the officers’ violent control.”
[Mugshot via Colorado Springs Police Department]
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