Club Q Shooter Evaded “Red Flag” Law After Authorities Declined To Enforce

The shooter who killed 5 and injured 18 at the gay nightclub Club Q in Colorado Springs evaded the state's "red flag" law a year and a half ago when local authorities failed to charge him for threatening his mother with a homemade bomb.
El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder (screen capture)

A year and a half before Anderson Lee Aldrich entered a gay nightclub and proceeded to murder 5 people and injure 25 more, he allegedly threatened his mother with a homemade bomb causing neighbors to evacuate their homes as experts negotiated his surrender.

Following the incident, it appears that prosecutors never charged him with any crime. Doing so would have triggered Colorado’s “red flag” law which might have kept weapons out of his hands. Continue reading “Club Q Shooter Evaded “Red Flag” Law After Authorities Declined To Enforce”

Colorado Springs Shooter Mentioned “No More Baby Parts” To Law Enforcement

The day after a gunman killed three people and shot nine others at a Colorado Planned Parenthood office, officials tell NBC News a motive remains unclear, but say the suspect talked about politics and abortion.

Robert Lewis Dear, a North Carolina native who was living in a trailer in Colorado, made statements to police Friday at the scene of the Colorado Springs clinic and in interviews that law enforcement sources described as rantings.

In one statement, made after the suspect was taken in for questioning, Dear said “no more baby parts” in reference to Planned Parenthood, according to two law enforcement sources with knowledge of the case.

(more at NBC News)