Updated Nov 22, 2022 - Politics & Policy

Colorado club shooting suspect is nonbinary, attorneys say

People visit a makeshift memorial near the Club Q nightclub on November 22, 2022 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

People visit a makeshift memorial for the Club Q mass shooting victims near the nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado, on Tuesday. Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

The public defenders for the suspect in the mass shooting at a Colorado Springs LGBTQ nightclub said in a Tuesday night court filing obtained by a New York Times reporter that their client is nonbinary and uses they/them pronouns.

The big picture: The suspect, Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22, is facing multiple murder and hate crime charges over the shooting at Club Q last weekend that killed five people, per Max D'Onofrio, a city spokesperson.

  • Aldrich was injured during the shooting but released from a local hospital and "booked into the El Paso County Jail," earlier on Tuesday, per the Denver Post.

What we're watching: Aldrich was due to make their first court appearance via video link from jail Wednesday, according to the Denver Post.

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Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.

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