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Colorado LGBTQ club shooting suspect formally charged with murder, hate crime

ColoradoEdited By: Manas JoshiUpdated: Dec 07, 2022, 12:17 AM IST
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The suspect, Anderson Lee Aldrich, appeared for a hearing in El Paso District Court where the charges against the 22-year-old were read.

The suspect in Colorado Springs LGBTQ nightclub shooting has been formally charged with murder, hate crimes and assault. The shooting that took place last month resulted in death of five people.

The suspect, Anderson Lee Aldrich, appeared for a hearing in El Paso District Court where the charges against the 22-year-old were read. Aldrich has been held without bond since the rampage on November 19 at Club Q. In addition to five deaths, 22 others suffered gunshot wounds or other injuries.

Aldrich, wearing yellow jail clothing and sitting at a table with his attorneys, did not speak during the hearing. Aldrich did not enter a plea to the 305 charges that were filed.

Aldrich, who was clad in body armor, stormed the club armed with a rifle and handgun and opened fire indiscriminately, police and witnesses said.

Those killed were identified as Kelly Loving, 40; Daniel Aston, 28; Derrick Rump, 38; Ashley Paugh, 34; and Raymond Green Vance, 22.

Two men with military backgrounds subdued Aldrich until police arrived. 

(With inputs from agencies)

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