The alleged shooter in Colorado Springs has been released from the hospital and is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday

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Authorities say the suspect who killed five people and injured several others at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs on Saturday has been released from the hospital and will appear in court Wednesday.

The suspect, 22-year-old Anderson Lee Aldrich, was hospitalized by Club Q patron Richard Fierro, who police hailed as a hero for preventing more deaths.

A police officer gets out of his car near a crime scene at a gay nightclub where a shooting happened late Saturday night in Colorado Springs, Colo., Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022.
(AP Photo/Geneva Heffernan)

Another patron who intervened was Thomas James, a Navy information systems technician stationed in Colorado Springs. A third man also helped and kicked the suspect in the head, Fierro said.

The Colorado Springs Police Department said Tuesday it has turned the shooting suspect into custody at the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office jail.

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Online record He is scheduled to appear in court via video from jail at 11:30 a.m. local time on Wednesday.

Aldrich, who went by the name Nicholas Brink until 2016, is charged with murder and hate crimes. Just before her 16th birthday, she petitioned a Texas court to change her name, saying she wanted to “protect herself” from a father with a criminal history, court records show. A petition for a name change was submitted on Brink’s behalf by her grandparents, who were her legal guardians at the time.

On Sunday, November 20, Club Q was seen hours after a gunman opened fire inside
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The name change request came months after Aldrich was apparently targeted by online bullying. A website post from June 2015 that attacked a boy named Nick Brink suggests he may have been bullied in high school.

The motive for Saturday’s shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs remains under investigation.

Aldrich was arrested last year after his mother said he threatened her with a homemade bomb and other weapons.

Authorities at the time said no explosives were found, but gun-control advocates questioned why police didn’t use Colorado’s “red flag” law to seize what her mother says were weapons.

A law enforcement official said the suspect used an AR-15-style semi-automatic weapon. A handgun and spare ammunition magazine were also recovered. The official could not discuss details of the investigation publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

The alleged shooter in Colorado Springs has been released from the hospital and is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday

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