Judge unseals Club Q shooting suspect’s 2021 bomb threat case

The Denver Post: An El Paso County judge on Thursday unsealed a dropped 2021 criminal case against the Club Q mass shooting suspect in which the suspect allegedly threatened to become “the next mass killer.”

The 2021 case against Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22, was made secret last year after the charges were dropped and court filings have been kept sealed since, even though Aldrich now stands accused of carrying out a mass shooting at Club Q, an LGBTQ bar in Colorado Springs. Five people were killed and another 22 injured, 17 by gunfire.

District Court Judge Robin Chittum said the public’s interest in how law enforcement and prosecutors handled the 2021 case is “profound” and significantly outweighs Aldrich’s right to privacy.

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