The battered suspect in a mass shooting that killed five people in Colorado Springs has appeared at a court hearing via videolink from jail – in a wheelchair.
US gay bar shooting suspect in court
The suspect in a mass shooting that killed five people and wounded 17 at a Colorado Springs LGBTQI nightclub has appeared in a court hearing with obvious facial injuries, mumbling their name while slumped to the side in a wheelchair.
The initial hearing, conducted by video link from jail, was the public’s first look at Anderson Lee Aldrich since the shooting and the suspect’s beating by club patrons late Saturday night and early Sunday morning.
Colorado State Public Defender lawyers said in court filings on Tuesday Aldrich identifies as non-binary and prefers they/them pronouns.
Aldrich, 22, had been in a hospital from early Sunday morning until Tuesday, before being transferred to El Paso County Jail in Colorado Springs.