A video of the Colorado Springs shooting suspect, 22-year-old Anderson Aldrich, being arrested in a previous incident is circulating on social media.
According to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, Aldrich was previously arrested regarding a bomb threat.
KRDO’s reporter Sean Rice shared Ring doorbell footage of Aldrich’s arrest to Twitter on Monday.
“New video tonight of the suspected Colorado Springs nightclub shooter being arrested back in June, 2021 after allegedly making bomb threats in the area,” he wrote as a caption.
“Video comes from a woman who was renting a room to Anderson Aldrich and his mother at the time.”
The incident occurred in the Lorson Ranch neighborhood of Colorado Springs on June 18, 2021.
In the clip, Aldrich can be seen stepping out of a porch of a house with his hands raised.
He appears to comply with the requests of officers who are at the scene.
He eventually walks backward, with his hands behind his head, towards officers. He is then apprehended.
“At approximately 1:56 p.m. deputies with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a bomb threat in the 9800 block of Rubicon Drive,” the Sheriff’s Office said in a press release.
“The reporting party said her son was threatening to cause harm to her with a homemade bomb, multiple weapons, and ammunition. The reporting party was not in the home at the time when she made the call and was not sure where her son was.”
Aldrich has become a target for significant scrutiny following his arrest and announcement he was a suspect in a shooting that took place at an LGBT venue, Club Q, on Saturday night.
The 22-year-old allegedly went into Club Q with an AR-15-style gun on Saturday night and opened fire before patrons subdued him. Five people were killed and many more were wounded.
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Carter Springs Police Department Chief Adrian Vasquez, who described the tragedy as “a senseless and evil” shooting, later confirmed Aldrich was the suspect and that two firearms were found at the scene.
Vasquez said: “Club Q is a safe haven for our LGBT citizens. Every citizen has the right to feel safe and secure in our beautiful city. The suspect entered Club Q and then immediately began shooting at people inside as he moved further into the club.”
He continued: “While the suspect was inside of the club at least two heroic people inside the club decided to confront and fought with the suspect and were able to stop the suspect from continuing to kill or harm others. We owe them a great debt and thanks.”
The FBI is currently investigating the incident to determine whether the shooting is to be considered a hate crime.
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