UPDATE: TUESDAY 11/22/2022 1:46 p.m.
(COLORADO SPRINGS) — Colorado Springs Police Department has turned over custody of the suspect in the deadly shooting that occurred at a local LGBTQ nightclub, Club Q, to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, according to a tweet from CSPD.
CSPD also stated a photo of the suspect will be released when available.
At this time, no further updates in the investigation are expected until Monday, Nov. 28.
“We do not expect to have updates between now and then,” a tweet from CSPD stated, “Please note that there are judicial proceedings underway outside of our control.”
UPDATE: MONDAY 11/21/2022 10:56 a.m.
Colorado Springs Police Department has canceled a live press briefing scheduled for today at noon on the deadly Club Q shooting that occurred on Nov. 19 at a local LGBTQ nightclub.
“The Colorado Springs Police Department plans to provide updated information around noon in the form of a press release and will send a notification about the timing of the next press briefing as soon as possible,” said The City of Colorado Springs in an email.
FOX21 News will provide an update when more information is released.
UPDATE: SUNDAY 11/20/2022 8:43 a.m.
Colorado Springs Police Department provided an update and identified the suspect in the deadly Club Q shooting. The shooting happened just before Midnight on Saturday, Nov. 19 in Colorado Springs at Club Q, an LGBTQ+ nightclub. CSPD said five people were killed and 25 others were injured.
The suspect was identified as 22-year-old Anderson Lee Aldrich by CSPD Lt. Pamela Castro. Castro said that Aldrich was taken into custody and is currently being treated at a hospital.
Castro said that two firearms were found at the scene, though it was not immediately clear who they belonged to. Police said the suspect used a long rifle and immediately began firing once he entered the club.
“I want to express my deepest condolences to those families who have lost a loved one and those who were injured in this terribly sad and tragic shooting. I want every citizen in our city to know the men and women of the Colorado Springs Police Department stand with you during this tragedy. We are working tirelessly to ensure justice for the victims in this senseless and evil shooting. Club Q is a safe haven for our LGBTQ+ citizens. Every citizen has the right to be safe and secure in our city; to go about our beautiful city without fear of being harmed or treated poorly. I am so terribly saddened and heartbroken.”Colorado Springs Police Chief Adrian Vasquez
As far as other suspects, CSPD said they are still investigating. The first call about the shooting came in at 11:56 p.m. on Saturday night. The first officer was dispatched at 11:57 p.m. and arrived on the scene at Midnight Sunday.
At least two people inside Club Q fought and subdued the suspect, according to police and the suspect was in custody by 12:02 a.m Sunday.
Victims were transported to three different hospitals; Penrose (7), Memorial Central (10), and Memorial North (2). As of 8 a.m. Sunday, 10 patients were actively being cared for at the hospital, and some remain in critical condition.
The Colorado Springs Fire Department (CSFD) arrived seven minutes after initial notification and was immediately able to assist victims. The Denver FBI Field Office is also assisting in the investigation and released the following statement.
“The Denver FBI Field Office, the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, National Security Division, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado are aware of the situation regarding the shooting in Colorado Springs at Club Q, and we will review all available facts of the incident to determine what federal response is warranted. The FBI is providing assistance to the Colorado Springs Police Department.”FBI Denver
CSPD is asking anyone in the community who might have seen something, has information about this incident or has video to please contact police at (719) 444-7000.
ORIGINAL STORY: WATCH: News conference on deadly Club Q shooting
SUNDAY 11/20/2022 7:03 a.m.
(COLORADO SPRINGS) — The Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) will host a news conference at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20 after a deadly overnight shooting at Club Q off North Academy Boulevard in Colorado Springs.
FOX21 News will provide a live stream of the news conference in the video player above. CSPD will also be live streaming on its Facebook page.
Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers and 4th Judicial District Attorney Michael Allen announced they will both be in attendance and speaking at the news conference along with Police.
According to CSPD Lt. Pamela Castro, the shooting happened late Saturday evening, Nov. 19 at Club Q, with the initial call coming in just before Midnight on Sunday.
While the investigation is in the initial stages, police said so far 18 people are injured and five others are dead. Several people have been transported to the hospital.
CSPD has apparently located one individual, who they believe to be the suspect, and is currently being treated at the hospital. Police said the FBI is also on the scene and assisting in the investigation.
A spokesperson for the Colorado Springs Fire department (CSFD) said that 34 firefighters were called and 11 ambulances; some of which had to transport two victims, sometimes three, at once. CSFD thanked AMR and multiple county agencies for their assistance.
Police are asking anyone with cell phone or dashcam video to please contact CSPD at (719) 444-7000. Police also ask that any additional witnesses, that were not interviewed by an officer also contact CSPD.