Club Q shooting suspect identifies as nonbinary, defense attorneys say
The Denver Post November 23, 2022
DENVER (Tribune News Service) — The person suspected of killing five and wounding 18 after opening fire in an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs is nonbinary, their defense attorney wrote in court filings Tuesday.
Joseph Archambault and Michael Bowman, the state public defenders for suspect Anderson Lee Aldrich, filed a slew of motions Tuesday and included a footnote about Aldrich's identity.
"Anderson Aldrich is nonbinary," the footnote states. "They use they/them pronouns, and for the purposes of all formal filings, will be addressed as Mx. Aldrich."
Aldrich is being held on suspicion of murder and bias-motivated crimes in connection to the shooting at Club Q late Saturday night.
Officials have refused to answer questions about what evidence suggests the shooting was a hate crime.
Aldrich, who was injured after being attacked by the patrons who stopped the shooting, was released from a Colorado Springs hospital on Tuesday and booked into the El Paso County Jail.
They are scheduled to make their first court appearance virtually from the jail on Wednesday.
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