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Officials identify five killed in Colorado shooting

On Nov. 21, Colorado Springs officials identified the five people who died in the Club Q shooting "as their families love and identify them." (Video: The Washington Post)

Officials on Monday identified the five people killed in this weekend’s shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs. Their names are Daniel Aston, Raymond Green Vance, Kelly Loving, Ashley Paugh and Derrick Rump.

Authorities are probing whether hatred may have been the motivation for the premidnight shooting before a patron subdued the assailant with the person’s own gun.

The suspect, a 22-year-old man, faces five murder charges and five charges of committing a bias-motivated crime causing bodily injury, city spokesman Max D’Onofrio said. He said those were the arrest charges; prosecutors are expected to file criminal charges in court.

At least one club patron disarmed the gunman during the attack by grabbing his weapon and hitting him in the head with it. “In fact,” Suthers said, “there was a patron on top of the gunman.”

Here’s what to know

  • The attack on Club Q, on the eve of Sunday’s Transgender Day of Remembrance, has “the trappings” of a hate crime, Mayor John Suthers (R) said in an interview Monday.
  • Authorities identified the suspect as Anderson Lee Aldrich, a man with apparent ties to a bomb threat last year.
  • The suspect’s family is not cooperating with investigators, Suthers said.
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Here's what to know:

The attack on Club Q, on the eve of Sunday’s Transgender Day of Remembrance, has “the trappings” of a hate crime, Mayor John Suthers (R) said in an interview Monday.
Authorities identified the suspect as Anderson Lee Aldrich, a man with apparent ties to a bomb threat last year.
The suspect’s family is not cooperating with investigators, Suthers said.

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