Suspect in killing of 5 at Colorado club held without bail

Nov 22, 2022, 7:57 AM | Updated: Nov 23, 2022, 5:04 pm
A 25-foot historic pride flag is displayed on the exterior of city hall to mark the weekend mass sh...

A 25-foot historic pride flag is displayed on the exterior of city hall to mark the weekend mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The flag, known as Section 93 of the Sea to Sea Flag, is on loan for two weeks to Colorado Springs from the Sacred Cloth Project. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

              A 25-foot historic pride flag is displayed on the exterior of city hall to mark the weekend mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The flag, known as Section 93 of the Sea to Sea Flag, is on loan for two weeks to Colorado Springs from the Sacred Cloth Project. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              A supporter of Club Q wears a baseball cap after a 25-foot historic pride flag was displayed on the exterior of city hall to mark the weekend mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Onlookers embrace after a 25-foot historic pride flag was displayed on the exterior of city hall to mark the weekend mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Nic Grezcka, right, o-owner of Club Q, cries as he hugs a supporter of the nightclub, after a 25-foot historic pride flag was displayed on the exterior of city hall to mark the weekend mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The flag, known as Section 93 of the Sea to Sea Flag, is on loan for two weeks to Colorado Springs from the Sacred Cloth Project. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Supporters of Club Q embrace beneath a 25-foot historic pride flag displayed on the exterior of city hall to mark the weekend mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The flag, known as Section 93 of the Sea to Sea Flag, is on loan for two weeks to Colorado Springs from the Sacred Cloth Project. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Juan Chavez, left, hugs Jennifer Horn as they join other Club Q supporters in standing on the steps beneath a 25-foot historic pride flag displayed on the exterior of city hall to mark the weekend mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The flag, known as Section 93 of the Sea to Sea Flag, is on loan for two weeks to Colorado Springs from the Sacred Cloth Project. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Visitors hug at makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              A sign stands at a makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              The door to Club Q is open as investigators continue to collect evidence after a mass shooting at the gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Names of the five victims are hand-written on a tribute placed at a makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.   (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Photographs of the victims of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub stand a part of a makeshift memorial near the club Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier. 
 (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Crosses for the victims stand as part of a makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Hand-written messages cover the heart attached to the cross to honor a victim of the mass shooting at a gay nightclub at a makeshift memorial near the scene of the crime Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Supporters of Club Q stand beneath a 25-foot historic pride flag displayed on the exterior of city hall to mark the weekend mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Photographs of the victims of a mass shooting a gay nightclub look over a table set with free flowers at a makeshift memorial for the victims of a mass shooting over the weekend at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              In this image from El Paso County District Court video, Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22, center of bottom screen, is slumped over in a chair during a brief video appearance from jail in Colorado Springs, Colo., Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. Aldrich, the alleged shooter is facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub, was ordered held without bail in an initial court appearance Wednesday. At top left is El Paso County Court Judge Charlotte Ankeny. (El Paso County District Court via AP)
            
              This booking photo provided by the Colorado Springs, Colo., Police Department shared via Twitter shows Anderson Lee Aldrich. The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub has been ordered held without bail in an initial court appearance. (Colorado Springs Police Department via AP)
            
              In this image from El Paso County District Court video, Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22, center, could be seen slumped over in a chair in a brief video appearance from jail in Colorado Springs, Colo., Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub was ordered held without bail in an initial court appearance Wednesday. (El Paso County District Court via AP)
            
              A television cameraman works near a tribute to the victims of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub painted on the side of a downtown commercial buiding Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              A 25-foot historic pride flag is displayed on the exterior of city hall to mark the weekend mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The flag, known as Section 93 of the Sea to Sea Flag, is on loan for two weeks to Colorado Springs from the Sacred Cloth Project. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              A supporter of Club Q wears a baseball cap after a 25-foot historic pride flag was displayed on the exterior of city hall to mark the weekend mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Onlookers embrace after a 25-foot historic pride flag was displayed on the exterior of city hall to mark the weekend mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Nic Grezcka, right, o-owner of Club Q, cries as he hugs a supporter of the nightclub, after a 25-foot historic pride flag was displayed on the exterior of city hall to mark the weekend mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The flag, known as Section 93 of the Sea to Sea Flag, is on loan for two weeks to Colorado Springs from the Sacred Cloth Project. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Supporters of Club Q embrace beneath a 25-foot historic pride flag displayed on the exterior of city hall to mark the weekend mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The flag, known as Section 93 of the Sea to Sea Flag, is on loan for two weeks to Colorado Springs from the Sacred Cloth Project. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Juan Chavez, left, hugs Jennifer Horn as they join other Club Q supporters in standing on the steps beneath a 25-foot historic pride flag displayed on the exterior of city hall to mark the weekend mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The flag, known as Section 93 of the Sea to Sea Flag, is on loan for two weeks to Colorado Springs from the Sacred Cloth Project. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Visitors hug at makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              A sign stands at a makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              The door to Club Q is open as investigators continue to collect evidence after a mass shooting at the gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Names of the five victims are hand-written on a tribute placed at a makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.   (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Photographs of the victims of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub stand a part of a makeshift memorial near the club Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier. 
 (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Crosses for the victims stand as part of a makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Hand-written messages cover the heart attached to the cross to honor a victim of the mass shooting at a gay nightclub at a makeshift memorial near the scene of the crime Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Supporters of Club Q stand beneath a 25-foot historic pride flag displayed on the exterior of city hall to mark the weekend mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Photographs of the victims of a mass shooting a gay nightclub look over a table set with free flowers at a makeshift memorial for the victims of a mass shooting over the weekend at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              In this image from El Paso County District Court video, Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22, center of bottom screen, is slumped over in a chair during a brief video appearance from jail in Colorado Springs, Colo., Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. Aldrich, the alleged shooter is facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub, was ordered held without bail in an initial court appearance Wednesday. At top left is El Paso County Court Judge Charlotte Ankeny. (El Paso County District Court via AP)
            
              This booking photo provided by the Colorado Springs, Colo., Police Department shared via Twitter shows Anderson Lee Aldrich. The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub has been ordered held without bail in an initial court appearance. (Colorado Springs Police Department via AP)
            
              In this image from El Paso County District Court video, Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22, center, could be seen slumped over in a chair in a brief video appearance from jail in Colorado Springs, Colo., Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub was ordered held without bail in an initial court appearance Wednesday. (El Paso County District Court via AP)
            
              A television cameraman works near a tribute to the victims of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub painted on the side of a downtown commercial buiding Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              A 25-foot historic pride flag is displayed on the exterior of city hall to mark the weekend mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The flag, known as Section 93 of the Sea to Sea Flag, is on loan for two weeks to Colorado Springs from the Sacred Cloth Project. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              A supporter of Club Q wears a baseball cap after a 25-foot historic pride flag was displayed on the exterior of city hall to mark the weekend mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Onlookers embrace after a 25-foot historic pride flag was displayed on the exterior of city hall to mark the weekend mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Nic Grezcka, right, o-owner of Club Q, cries as he hugs a supporter of the nightclub, after a 25-foot historic pride flag was displayed on the exterior of city hall to mark the weekend mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The flag, known as Section 93 of the Sea to Sea Flag, is on loan for two weeks to Colorado Springs from the Sacred Cloth Project. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Supporters of Club Q embrace beneath a 25-foot historic pride flag displayed on the exterior of city hall to mark the weekend mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The flag, known as Section 93 of the Sea to Sea Flag, is on loan for two weeks to Colorado Springs from the Sacred Cloth Project. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Juan Chavez, left, hugs Jennifer Horn as they join other Club Q supporters in standing on the steps beneath a 25-foot historic pride flag displayed on the exterior of city hall to mark the weekend mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The flag, known as Section 93 of the Sea to Sea Flag, is on loan for two weeks to Colorado Springs from the Sacred Cloth Project. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Visitors hug at makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              A sign stands at a makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              The door to Club Q is open as investigators continue to collect evidence after a mass shooting at the gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Names of the five victims are hand-written on a tribute placed at a makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.   (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Photographs of the victims of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub stand a part of a makeshift memorial near the club Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier. 
 (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Crosses for the victims stand as part of a makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Hand-written messages cover the heart attached to the cross to honor a victim of the mass shooting at a gay nightclub at a makeshift memorial near the scene of the crime Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Supporters of Club Q stand beneath a 25-foot historic pride flag displayed on the exterior of city hall to mark the weekend mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Photographs of the victims of a mass shooting a gay nightclub look over a table set with free flowers at a makeshift memorial for the victims of a mass shooting over the weekend at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              This booking photo provided by the Colorado Springs, Colo., Police Department shared via Twitter shows Anderson Lee Aldrich. The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub has been ordered held without bail in an initial court appearance. (Colorado Springs Police Department via AP)
            
              In this image from El Paso County District Court video, Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22, center, could be seen slumped over in a chair in a brief video appearance from jail in Colorado Springs, Colo., Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub was ordered held without bail in an initial court appearance Wednesday. (El Paso County District Court via AP)
            
              A television cameraman works near a tribute to the victims of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub painted on the side of a downtown commercial buiding Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              A 25-foot historic pride flag is displayed on the exterior of city hall to mark the weekend mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The flag, known as Section 93 of the Sea to Sea Flag, is on loan for two weeks to Colorado Springs from the Sacred Cloth Project. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              A supporter of Club Q wears a baseball cap after a 25-foot historic pride flag was displayed on the exterior of city hall to mark the weekend mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Onlookers embrace after a 25-foot historic pride flag was displayed on the exterior of city hall to mark the weekend mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Nic Grezcka, right, o-owner of Club Q, cries as he hugs a supporter of the nightclub, after a 25-foot historic pride flag was displayed on the exterior of city hall to mark the weekend mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The flag, known as Section 93 of the Sea to Sea Flag, is on loan for two weeks to Colorado Springs from the Sacred Cloth Project. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Supporters of Club Q embrace beneath a 25-foot historic pride flag displayed on the exterior of city hall to mark the weekend mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The flag, known as Section 93 of the Sea to Sea Flag, is on loan for two weeks to Colorado Springs from the Sacred Cloth Project. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Juan Chavez, left, hugs Jennifer Horn as they join other Club Q supporters in standing on the steps beneath a 25-foot historic pride flag displayed on the exterior of city hall to mark the weekend mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The flag, known as Section 93 of the Sea to Sea Flag, is on loan for two weeks to Colorado Springs from the Sacred Cloth Project. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Visitors hug at makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              A sign stands at a makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              The door to Club Q is open as investigators continue to collect evidence after a mass shooting at the gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Names of the five victims are hand-written on a tribute placed at a makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.   (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Photographs of the victims of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub stand a part of a makeshift memorial near the club Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier. 
 (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Crosses for the victims stand as part of a makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Hand-written messages cover the heart attached to the cross to honor a victim of the mass shooting at a gay nightclub at a makeshift memorial near the scene of the crime Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Supporters of Club Q stand beneath a 25-foot historic pride flag displayed on the exterior of city hall to mark the weekend mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Photographs of the victims of a mass shooting a gay nightclub look over a table set with free flowers at a makeshift memorial for the victims of a mass shooting over the weekend at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              This booking photo provided by the Colorado Springs, Colo., Police Department shared via Twitter shows Anderson Lee Aldrich. The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub has been ordered held without bail in an initial court appearance. (Colorado Springs Police Department via AP)
            
              A television cameraman works near a tribute to the victims of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub painted on the side of a downtown commercial buiding Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              A visitor looks over a makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Photographs of the victims of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub stand a part of a makeshift memorial near the club Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier. 
 (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Crosses for the victims stand as part of a makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Hand-written messages cover the heart attached to the cross to honor a victim of the mass shooting at a gay nightclub at a makeshift memorial near the scene of the crime Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Supporters of Club Q stand beneath a 25-foot historic pride flag displayed on the exterior of city hall to mark the weekend mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              This booking photo provided by the Colorado Springs, Colo., Police Department shared via Twitter shows Anderson Lee Aldrich. The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub has been ordered held without bail in an initial court appearance. (Colorado Springs Police Department via AP)
            
              A 25-foot historic pride flag is displayed on the exterior of city hall to mark the weekend mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The flag, known as Section 93 of the Sea to Sea Flag, is on loan for two weeks to Colorado Springs from the Sacred Cloth Project. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              A supporter of Club Q wears a baseball cap after a 25-foot historic pride flag was displayed on the exterior of city hall to mark the weekend mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Onlookers embrace after a 25-foot historic pride flag was displayed on the exterior of city hall to mark the weekend mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Nic Grezcka, right, o-owner of Club Q, cries as he hugs a supporter of the nightclub, after a 25-foot historic pride flag was displayed on the exterior of city hall to mark the weekend mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The flag, known as Section 93 of the Sea to Sea Flag, is on loan for two weeks to Colorado Springs from the Sacred Cloth Project. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Supporters of Club Q embrace beneath a 25-foot historic pride flag displayed on the exterior of city hall to mark the weekend mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The flag, known as Section 93 of the Sea to Sea Flag, is on loan for two weeks to Colorado Springs from the Sacred Cloth Project. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Juan Chavez, left, hugs Jennifer Horn as they join other Club Q supporters in standing on the steps beneath a 25-foot historic pride flag displayed on the exterior of city hall to mark the weekend mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The flag, known as Section 93 of the Sea to Sea Flag, is on loan for two weeks to Colorado Springs from the Sacred Cloth Project. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Onlookers listen to speakers after a 25-foot historic pride flag is displayed on the exterior of city hall to mark the weekend mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The flag, known as Section 93 of the Sea to Sea Flag, is on loan for two weeks to Colorado Springs from the Sacred Cloth Project. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Visitors hug at a makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Visitors scan the makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Visitors hug at makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Visitors hug while looking over a makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              A sign stands at a makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              The door to Club Q is open as investigators continue to collect evidence after a mass shooting at the gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Names of the five victims are hand-written on a tribute placed at a makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.   (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              A lone visitor looks over the makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              A visitor looks over a makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Photographs of the victims of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub stand a part of a makeshift memorial near the club Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier. 
 (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Crosses for the victims stand as part of a makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Hand-written messages cover the heart attached to the cross to honor a victim of the mass shooting at a gay nightclub at a makeshift memorial near the scene of the crime Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Supporters of Club Q stand beneath a 25-foot historic pride flag displayed on the exterior of city hall to mark the weekend mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Visitors hug at a makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Visitors scan the makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Visitors hug at makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Visitors hug while looking over a makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              A sign stands at a makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              The door to Club Q is open as investigators continue to collect evidence after a mass shooting at the gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Names of the five victims are hand-written on a tribute placed at a makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.   (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              A lone visitor looks over the makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              A visitor looks over a makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Photographs of the victims of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub stand a part of a makeshift memorial near the club Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier. 
 (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Crosses for the victims stand as part of a makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Hand-written messages cover the heart attached to the cross to honor a victim of the mass shooting at a gay nightclub at a makeshift memorial near the scene of the crime Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Visitors hug at a makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Visitors scan the makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Visitors hug at makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Visitors hug while looking over a makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              A sign stands at a makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              The door to Club Q is open as investigators continue to collect evidence after a mass shooting at the gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Names of the five victims are hand-written on a tribute placed at a makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.   (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              A lone visitor looks over the makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              A visitor looks over a makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Photographs of the victims of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub stand a part of a makeshift memorial near the club Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier. 
 (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Crosses for the victims stand as part of a makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Hand-written messages cover the heart attached to the cross to honor a victim of the mass shooting at a gay nightclub at a makeshift memorial near the scene of the crime Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Visitors hug at a makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Visitors scan the makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Visitors hug at makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Visitors hug while looking over a makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              A sign stands at a makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              The door to Club Q is open as investigators continue to collect evidence after a mass shooting at the gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Names of the five victims are hand-written on a tribute placed at a makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.   (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              A lone visitor looks over the makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              A visitor looks over a makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Photographs of the victims of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub stand a part of a makeshift memorial near the club Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier. 
 (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Crosses for the victims stand as part of a makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Hand-written messages cover the heart attached to the cross to honor a victim of the mass shooting at a gay nightclub at a makeshift memorial near the scene of the crime Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Visitors hug at a makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Visitors scan the makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Visitors hug at makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Visitors hug while looking over a makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              A sign stands at a makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              The door to Club Q is open as investigators continue to collect evidence after a mass shooting at the gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Names of the five victims are hand-written on a tribute placed at a makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.   (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              A lone visitor looks over the makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              A visitor looks over a makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Photographs of the victims of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub stand a part of a makeshift memorial near the club Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier. 
 (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Crosses for the victims stand as part of a makeshift memorial near the scene of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Hand-written messages cover the heart attached to the cross to honor a victim of the mass shooting at a gay nightclub at a makeshift memorial near the scene of the crime Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub is scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday from jail after being released from the hospital a day earlier.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              A woman kneels at a makeshift memorial near the scene of a weekend mass shooting at a gay nightclub Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Mourners gather at a makeshift memorial, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo, for the victims of a gay nightclub shooting. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              In this image provided UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central, Club Q shooting survivor Ed Sanders poses on Monday, Nov. 21, 2022, in Colorado Springs Colo. Sanders, 63, says he wants to be resilient and won't be "taken out by some sick person.” He has been a patron of Club Q for 20 years — and was even there on the club's opening night. (Sonya Doctorian/UCHealth Memorial Hospital Central via AP)
            
              Heart-shaped signs bear messages of support in a makeshift memorial to the victims of a weekend mass shooting at a nearby gay nightclub on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  Anderson Lee Aldrich opened fire at Club Q,  in which five people were killed and others suffered gunshot wounds before patrons tackled and beat the suspect into submission.   (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Messages are written on a sign amid the makeshift memorial to honor the victims of a weekend mass shooting at a nearby gay nightclub on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  Anderson Lee Aldrich opened fire at Club Q,  in which five people were killed and others suffered gunshot wounds before patrons tackled and beat the suspect into submission.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Mourners pause at a cross for one of victims of a weekend mass shooting at a nearby gay nightclub on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Anderson Lee Aldrich opened fire at Club Q,  in which five people were killed and others suffered gunshot wounds before patrons tackled and beat the suspect into submission.   (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Six-year-old Harper Halvorson carries bouquets of flowers to place a makeshift memorial for victims of a weekend mass shooting at a nearby gay nightclub on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Anderson Lee Aldrich opened fire at Club Q, in which five people were killed and others suffered gunshot wounds before patrons tackled and beat the suspect into submission.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Crime scene investigators works outside of Club Q in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022.  Anderson Lee Aldrich opened fire at Club Q, on Saturday, in which five people were killed and others suffered gunshot wounds before patrons tackled and beat the suspect into submission. (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert)
            
              Law enforcement investigators exit Club Q, the site of a weekend mass shooting, on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  Anderson Lee Aldrich opened fire at Club Q, in which five people were killed and others suffered gunshot wounds before patrons tackled and beat the suspect into submission.   (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              A photograph of one of the five victims of a weekend mass shooting at a nearby gay nightclug is carried to a makeshift memorial on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Anderson Lee Aldrich opened fire at Club Q, in which five people were killed and others suffered gunshot wounds before patrons tackled and beat the suspect into submission.   (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Six-year-old Harper Halvorson carries bouquets of flowers to place a makeshift memorial for victims of a weekend mass shooting at a nearby gay nightclub on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Anderson Lee Aldrich opened fire at Club Q, in which five people were killed and others suffered gunshot wounds before patrons tackled and beat the suspect into submission.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Photographs of victims of a weekend mass shooting at a nearby gay nightclub are on display at a memorial on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  Anderson Lee Aldrich opened fire at Club Q, in which five people were killed and others suffered gunshot wounds before patrons tackled and beat the suspect into submission.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              People hug along a makeshift memorial to victims of a weekend mass shooting at a nearby gay nightclub on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.   Anderson Lee Aldrich opened fire at Club Q, in which five people were killed and others suffered gunshot wounds before patrons tackled and beat the suspect into submission. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              A Club Q sign stands amid items in a makeshift memorial to mark a weekend mass shooting at a nearby gay nightclub on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo. Anderson Lee Aldrich opened fire at Club Q, in which five people were killed and others suffered gunshot wounds before patrons tackled and beat the suspect into submission.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Noah Reich, left, and David Maldonado, the Los Angeles co-founders of Classroom of Compassion, put up a memorial with photographs of the five victims of a weekend mass shooting at a nearby gay nightclub on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  Anderson Lee Aldrich opened fire at Club Q,  in which five people were killed and others suffered gunshot wounds before patrons tackled and beat the suspect into submission.   (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Dallas Dutka of Broomfield, Colo., prays by a makeshift memorial, Tuesday Nov. 22, 2022, for the victims of a mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colo. Dutka's cousin, Daniel Aston, was killed in the shooting. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
            
              Mourners stand along the makeshift memorial to the victims of a weekend mass shooting at a nearby gay nightclub on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.  Anderson Lee Aldrich opened fire at Club Q,  in which five people were killed and others suffered gunshot wounds before patrons tackled and beat the suspect into submission.   (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The alleged shooter facing possible hate crime charges in the fatal shooting of five people at a Colorado Springs gay nightclub was ordered held without bail in an initial court appearance Wednesday as the suspect sat slumped over in a chair.

Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22, could be seen with injuries visible on their face and head in a brief video appearance from jail. Aldrich appeared to need prompting by defense attorneys and offered a slurred response when asked to state their name by El Paso County Court Judge Charlotte Ankeny.

The suspect was beaten into submission by patrons during Saturday night’s shooting at Club Q and released from the hospital Tuesday. The motive in the shooting was still under investigation, but authorities said Aldrich faces possible murder and hate crime charges.

Hate crime charges would require proving that the shooter was motivated by bias, such as against the victims’ actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity. The charges against Aldrich are preliminary, and prosecutors have not yet filed formal charges.

Defense attorneys said late Tuesday that the suspect is nonbinary and in court filings referred to the suspect as “Mx. Aldrich.” The attorneys’ footnotes assert that Aldrich is nonbinary and uses they/them pronouns.

Prosecutor Michael Allen repeatedly referred to the suspect as “he” during a press briefing after the hearing and said the suspect’s gender status would not change anything about the case in his opinion. Allen said Aldrich was “physically competent” to stand charges.

Ankeny set the next hearing for Dec. 6.

Of 17 people injured by gunshots in the attack, 11 remained hospitalized late Wednesday, officials said.

Aldrich’s name was changed more than six years ago as a teenager, after filing a legal petition in Texas seeking to “protect himself” from a father with a criminal history including domestic violence against Aldrich’s mother.

Aldrich was known as Nicholas Franklin Brink until 2016. Weeks before turning 16, Aldrich successfully petitioned a Texas court for a name change, court records show. A petition for the name change was submitted on Brink’s behalf by his legal guardians at the time.

“Minor wishes to protect himself and his future from any connections to birth father and his criminal history. Father has had no contact with minor for several years,” said the petition filed in Bexar County, Texas.

The suspect’s father, Aaron Brink, is a mixed martial arts fighter and pornography performer with an extensive criminal history, including convictions for battery against the alleged shooter’s mother, Laura Voepel, both before and after the suspect was born, state and federal court records show. A 2002 misdemeanor battery conviction in California resulted in a protective order that initially barred Aaron Brink from contacting the suspect or Voepel except through an attorney, but was later modified to allow monitored visits with the child.

Aaron Brink told the San Diego CBS affiliate, KFMB-TV, that he was shocked to learn about Aldrich’s alleged involvement. He said his first reaction was to question why Aldrich was at a gay bar. Brink said he hadn’t had much contact with his child but had taught them to fight, “praising” Aldrich for violent behavior at an early age. He added that he’s sorry he let Aldrich down. Brink said “there’s no excuse for going and killing people. If you’re killing people, there’s something wrong. It’s not the answer.”

One of the suspect’s grandfathers is Randy Voepel, an outgoing lawmaker in the California state Assembly. The suspect’s mother, Laura Voepel, identified Randy Voepel as her father on her Facebook page in a 2020 post about his time in the state Legislature.

Voepel, a Republican, had a mixed voting record on LGBTQ bills. He compared the Jan. 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol to the Revolutionary War, calling it the “first shots fired against tyranny.” In response to criticism, he later said he didn’t “condone or support the violence and lawlessness that took place.”

Randy Voepel didn’t return phone calls seeking comment. It’s unclear how close he was with the suspect.

Aldrich’s request for a name change came months after Aldrich was apparently targeted by online bullying. A website posting from June 2015 that attacked a teen named Nick Brink suggests they may have been bullied in high school. The post included photos similar to ones of the shooting suspect and ridiculed Brink over their weight, lack of money and what it said was an interest in Chinese cartoons.

Additionally, a YouTube account was opened in Brink’s name that included an animation titled “Asian homosexual gets molested.”

Local and federal authorities have declined to say why hate crime charges were being considered. District Attorney Michael Allen noted that the murder charges would carry the harshest penalty — life in prison — whereas bias crimes are eligible for probation. He also said it was important to show the community that bias motivated crimes are not tolerated.

Aldrich was arrested last year after their mother reported her child threatened her with a homemade bomb and other weapons, according to police. Ring doorbell video obtained by The Associated Press shows Aldrich arriving at their mother’s front door with a big black bag the day of the 2021 bomb threat, telling her the police were nearby and adding, “This is where I stand. Today I die.”

Authorities at the time said no explosives were found, but gun-control advocates have asked why police didn’t use Colorado’s “red flag” laws to seize the weapons Aldrich allegedly had.

Allen declined to answer questions related to the 2021 bomb threat following Wednesday’s court hearing.

The weekend assault took place at a nightclub known as a sanctuary for the LGBTQ community in this mostly conservative city of about 480,000 about 70 miles (110 kilometers) south of Denver.

A longtime Club Q patron who was shot said the club’s reputation made it a target. In a video statement, Ed Sanders said he thought about what he would do in a mass shooting after the 2016 massacre of 49 people at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

“I think this incident underlines the fact that LGBT people need to be loved,” said Sanders, 63. “I want to be resilient. I’m a survivor. I’m not going to be taken out by some sick person.”

Authorities said Aldrich used a long rifle and was halted by two club patrons including Richard Fierro, who told reporters that he took a handgun from Aldrich, hit them with it and pinned them down with help from another person until police arrived.

The victims were Raymond Green Vance, 22, a Colorado Springs native who was saving money to get his own apartment; Ashley Paugh, 35, a mother who helped find homes for foster children; Daniel Aston, 28, who had worked at the club as a bartender and entertainer; Kelly Loving, 40, whose sister described her as “caring and sweet”; and Derrick Rump, 38, another club bartender known for his wit.

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Bedayn is a corps member for The Associated Press/Report for America Statehouse News Initiative. Report for America is a nonprofit national service program that places journalists in local newsrooms to report on undercovered issues.

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Associated Press reporters Kathleen Ronayne in Sacramento, Matthew Brown in Billings, Montana, Amy Hanson in Helena, Montana, Stefanie Dazio in Los Angeles, Adam Beam in Sacramento, California, Bernard Condon in New York, Jake Bleiberg in Dallas and news researcher Rhonda Shafner from New York contributed.

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