The suspect accused of gunning down 5 individuals at a LGBTQ nightclub appeared to have suffered a bunch of face and head accidents earlier than being jailed, reserving images revealed Wednesday.
The Colorado Springs Police Division made the mugshots public Wednesday afternoon, a couple of hours after suspect Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22, made an preliminary court docket look following the Saturday taking pictures at Membership Q.
Aldrich appeared to have cuts everywhere in the face, a black, swollen left eye and a significant bruise behind the left ear, police pictures confirmed.
Aldrich made the digital look from jail earlier than 4th Judicial District Courtroom Decide Charlotte Ankeny.
Aldrich wore a sleeveless protecting jail smock in the course of the court docket listening to, whereas showing to be seated in a wheelchair.
The defendant, whom public defenders recognized as a nonbinary one that makes use of they/them pronouns, appeared torpid, with the top tilted to the correct.
Aldrich was barely audible when requested by the choose to substantiate id.
The suspect was launched from a hospital and transferred to jail Tuesday, officers stated. The accused shooter needed to be handled after being disarmed by clubgoers — although the extent of the accidents should not clear.
It’s been practically 4 days for the reason that 5 individuals had been slain at Membership Q.
Aldrich has been charged with 5 counts of first-degree homicide and one other 5 counts of allegedly committing these crimes as a part of a bias assault.
The suspect is accused of strolling into the Colorado Springs LGBTQ membership late Saturday night time with a high-powered rifle and opening hearth.
The carnage might have been worse if not for the quick motion of Military veteran Richard Fierro, 45, and one other one that jumped on Aldrich to cease the gunfire, officers stated.
Ankeny on Wednesday ordered Aldrich held with out bail throughout a short pretrial listening to in El Paso County.
Ankeny additionally ordered prosecutors to share the sealed arrest warrant materials with Aldrich’s protection legal professionals.
“I’ll launch the affidavit to protection counsel and their investigator with a protecting order in place that it not be launched any additional,” she dominated.
The choose set Aldrich’s subsequent court docket date for Dec. 6 however that may nonetheless change, she stated, as one of many defendant’s legal professionals could possibly be in trial that day.