Two people were murdered and five likely froze to death last week in what has been a deadly end to an extra deadly year for Colorado’s homeless population.
The Nov. 19 attack on one of Colorado Springs’ few LGBTQ safe havens has reignited the effort among the community.
“The fear-based and hateful rhetoric surrounding the LGBTQ+ community, especially around trans individuals and drag performers, leads to violence,” said James Slaugh who fled for his life during the Nov. 19 attack
District Attorney Michael Allen said prosecutors were unable to serve subpoenas on witnesses, namely Anderson Aldrich’s mother and grandparents
Anderson Aldrich was armed with multiple rifle magazines, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. While in the hospital, an officer overheard Aldrich tell nursing staff “sorry” and that they had been awake for four days.
The nonprofit’s operation fees will be underwritten by a separate organization
Petty Officer 2nd Class Thomas James made his first public comments on the shooting in a statement issued through the hospital where he is recovering from injuries he suffered in the attack
Jim Morrissey’s cartoon honors the actions of patrons who sprung into action to prevent even further loss of life when a gunman opened fire at the welcoming Club Q in Colorado Springs.
Thomas James and Richard Fierro confronted the gunman, preventing him from killing others
More than half of mass shootings in Colorado since 2013 have occurred in the last three years