Charges in Colorado
The suspect in the weekend shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs that left five dead and over a dozen injured has been arrested on murder and hate crime charges, according to court records. The charges are preliminary and subject to change. The 22-year-old gunman remained hospitalized as of yesterday with unspecified injuries after being subdued by patrons following the attack at Club Q Saturday night. See our previous write-up here. Officials also clarified that 18 people, including the suspect, were hurt, instead of the initial 25-person estimate. Prosecutors in Colorado Springs have asked the court to seal records related to the suspect's arrest, saying if released, the information would jeopardize the ongoing investigation. New details about the suspect also revealed he had allegedly threatened his mother with a homemade bomb in June 2021. The Colorado Springs district attorney's office declined to bring formal charges after not finding any explosives.