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Shock pics of nightclub ‘shooter’ revealed after dad’s sick comment

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THE suspected Colorado nightclub mass shooter has been pictured in a harrowing mugshot and court photos following the massacre that killed five and injured at least 18.

Anderson Lee Aldrich’s father was caught on camera making sick comments about the shooting as more information on the suspect’s disturbing background is revealed.

Aldrich, 22, allegedly went on a shooting spree at Club Q, an LGBTQ+ nightclub in Colorado Springs, on Saturday night.

Police believe the shooter opened fire less than a minute before two heroic club attendees Richard M Fierro and Thomas James risked their lives to take down the alleged killer.

The brave men were able to grab the suspect’s weapon, which was said to be an AR-style rifle, along with a handgun, and beat him until the Colorado Springs police arrived just minutes later.

A graphic mugshot of Aldrich, who changed his name from Nicholas Franklin Brink in 2016, shows the suspected killer bloodied and bruised while he looks past the camera.

This comes as Aldrich’s MMA-fighter-turned-porn-actor father shared a strange reaction to the shooting in a video interview with local outlet CBS 8.

San Diego resident Aaron Brink said that he was informed by defense attorneys that his son had been arrested following the incident.

“They started telling me about the incident, a shooting involving multiple people,” he says in the video outside his home.

“And then I go on to find out it’s a gay bar. I said, ‘God, is he gay?’ I got scared, ‘S***, is he gay?’ And he’s not gay, so I said, ‘Phhhewww.’

Lawyers representing Aldrich said in pretrial documents that he identifies as nonbinary and uses they/them pronouns, but booking records list his gender as male, The Daily Beast reported.

The outlet also reported that they saw correspondence from his mother who refers to the suspect as he and him.

“I thought he was dead,” Brink told the local outlet after Aldrich’s mother initially called him and said her son committed suicide.

“I mourned his loss. I had gone through a meltdown and thought I had lost my son… His mother told me he changed his name because I was in Intervention and I had been a porno actor.”

According to The Acesparks Post, Aldrich’s family wrote that the teen requested the change “to protect himself and his future from any connections to his birth father. [sic] and his criminal history. Father has had no contact with [Aldrich] for several years.”

Brink appeared on the show intervention where he spoke of his methamphetamine addiction.

His grandparents, who were reportedly his legal guardians, signed the petition authorizing the name change, according to the outlet.

The Acesparks Post also reported that Brink, and his mother, Laura Voepel, signed the petition as well.

In the video interview, Brink voiced his apologies for the victims following the accusations and tragic incident.

“I’m sorry for your loss,” he said.

“Life is so fragile and it’s valuable. Those people’s lives were valuable. You know, they’re valuable. They’re good people probably.

“It’s not something you kill somebody over. I’m sorry I let my son down.”

The US Sun has reached out to the lawyers representing Aldrich for comment, but they did not immediately respond.

Aldrich made his first appearance in court Wednesday afternoon where he was ordered to be held without bail.


Since Aldrich’s arrest for the shooting, several outlets have also reported that the alleged gunman threatened his mother with a homemade bomb last year.

In June 2021, a suspect with the same name was arrested following a bomb scare.

Video obtained by Acesparks and AP shows a terrifying stand off between Aldrich and the cops.

The footage shows Aldrich arriving at his mom’s front door with a big black bag, telling her the police were nearby and adding: “This is where I stand. Today I die.”

Two squad cars and what appears to be a bomb squad vehicle later pull up to the house, and a barefoot Aldrich emerges with his hands up.

“I’ve got the f***ing sh**heads outside, look at that, they’ve got a bead on me,” Aldrich said.

“You see that right there? F***ing sh**heads got their f***ing rifles out.”

“If they breach, I’mma f***ing blow it to holy hell,” Aldrich threatened, as he walked in and out of a bedroom.

“So, uh, go ahead and come on in, boys! Let’s f***ing see it!”

Police said they received a call from a mom, who said her son was “threatening to cause harm to her with a homemade bomb, multiple weapons, and ammunition.”

The mom was not home at the time – and police had to evacuate ten homes in the area.

Aldrich ultimately surrendered to cops and was charged with two counts of felony menacing, and three counts of first-degree kidnapping, police said.

The county sheriff’s office at the time said no explosives were found in the house – but did not mention whether any weapons were recovered.

No formal charges were pursued against Aldrich, the Colorado Springs Gazette reports.


Aldrich is reportedly related to Republican California state assembly member Randy Voepel.

Social media posts under Aldrich’s mother’s name, Laura Voepel, viewed by The US Sun appear to confirm the connection.

“Keep up the work Dad~~ You work hard to improve our lives and a lot of us take notice,” Laura wrote in an April 2020 post.

“For my off-road friends! My Dad is all for recreational vehicles. Go Randy,” a 2017 post read.

The Republican is a staunch supporter of former President Donald Trump and vocally supported the January 6 riots at the Capitol in Washington DC last year.

At the time, the state assembly member told the San Diego Union-Tribune that the insurrection was similar to the American Revolutionary War.

“This is Lexington and Concord. First shots fired against tyranny,” Voepel said days after the riot.

The victims identified in Saturday’s shooting are Ashley Laugh, 35, a mother who helped foster children find homes; Daniel Aston, 28, a bartender and entertainer who worked at the club; and Kelly Loving, 40, who was described by her sister as “caring and sweet.”

Along with, Derrick Rump, 38, who also worked as a bartender, known for his quick wit and Raymond Green Vance, 22, who was said to be adored by his family and had recently gotten a job at FedEx in hopes of saving up for his own apartment.

Aldrich now faces five counts of first-degree murder and five counts of a bias-motivated crime causing bodily injury in connection to the shooting.

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