Authorities revealed formal charges Tuesday totaling 305 counts against the alleged perpetrator of the November mass shooting at a Colorado Springs LBGT club, according to CNN.
Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22, allegedly shot and killed five people, hurting many others at Club Q. During a Tuesday court hearing, District Attorney Michael Allen announced formal charges against him, including murder, attempted murder, assault and bias-motivated offenses, CNN reported. (RELATED: ‘Please Hurry. There’s A Lot Of Dead Bodies’: CNN Releases Excerpts From 4th Grader’s 911 Call During Uvalde Shooting)
The Colorado Springs Police Department praised civilians Richard Fierro and Thomas James Monday on Twitter for intervening in the shooting.
Their exact actions are part of the investigation, so we can’t discuss the specifics out of respect for the judicial process, but with their permission, we want to acknowledge their heroic actions. They are Thomas James And Richard Fierro.
— Colorado Springs Police Department (@CSPDPIO) November 21, 2022
Fierro, a combat veteran who was at the venue with his wife, daughter and friends, told The New York Times that he charged over to the gunman after shooting began, tackled him and beat him with the gunman’s weapon.
Aldrich was arrested in June 2021 after his mother claimed he threatened her with a homemade bomb, multiple weapons and ammunition, an El Paso County Sheriff’s Office press release said. Formal charges were not pursued in that case, The Gazette reported.
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