2021 arrest papers tied to Club Q shooting suspect for alleged bomb threat in the Colorado Springs area released to public

KKTV obtains arrest papers from June of 2021 for Aldrich.
Published: Nov. 22, 2022 at 6:12 PM MST|Updated: Dec. 8, 2022 at 4:47 PM MST
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - KKTV 11 News was the first to obtain old arrest papers, and in them, a person reportedly told his family that they wanted to be the next mass killer.

You can read all of the papers released to the public on Thursday at the bottom of this article.

In a court filing, Aldrich’s attorneys claim that their client is non-binary and requested for the court to refer to them as “Mx. Aldrich.”

Sources confirm to 11 News the man in the arrest papers is the same person as the accused Club Q gunman. On Thursday investigators confirmed the accused gunman is tied to the arrest of a person with the same exact name, and same exact birthday back in the summer of 2021. The records were sealed until Thursday. For days after the Club Q shooting there was no public record that Anderson Lee Aldrich was arrested in the summer of 2021.

In the three-page affidavit from 2021, investigators believe Aldrich told their family they planned to carry out a mass shooting. About 18 months ago, the arrest papers add deputies were called out to a home near Marksheffel and Fontaine.

Sources tell us Aldrich lived with their grandparents. Arrests papers state after his grandparents told him they were selling their home, Aldrich held them at gunpoint. The papers go on to say Aldrich said if they moved it would interfere with their plans to carry out a mass shooting and bombing.

Aldrich’s grandma told investigators her grandchild had bragged about, “wanting to go out in a blaze.” The arrest papers add Aldrich showed their grandparents a full box of chemicals and said it was powerful enough to blow up a police department and a federal building.

Aldrich then went downstairs, and arrest papers say their grandparents ran from their home and called authorities.

Investigators requested a search warrant to look for ammunition, firearms and body armor to quote, “prevent a reported planned terrorism attack.”

Documents show an elevated bond was requested, granted and set at $1,000,000.

Click here to hear what 4th Judicial District Attorney Michael Allen had to say about the case.

Read all of the released documents tied to the 2021 case below: