The suspected gunman who prosecutors have accused of killing five people in the mass shooting at the gay nightclub Club Q in Colorado Springs, Colo., last month has been formally charged with more than 305 counts, which include murder, attempted murder, assault, and hate crimes.
On Tuesday morning, Colorado’s Fourth Judicial District Attorney Michael Allen announced the charges at a hearing. The suspect, Anderson Lee Aldrich, appeared in court for the announcement.
Aldrich’s lawyers say Aldrich identifies as nonbinary and uses they/them pronouns.
Aldrich is accused of entering Club Q in the final minutes of November 19 and using a long-gun killed Daniel Aston, Raymond Green Vance, Kelly Loving, Ashley Paugh, and Derrick Rump. At least 19 others were injured.