Man honored by community for taking down alleged Club Q shooter, receives check for $50,000

Rich Fierro honored by community
Published: Nov. 29, 2022 at 10:26 PM MST|Updated: Nov. 30, 2022 at 5:26 AM MST
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Rich Fierro is being called a hero for taking down the alleged Club Q shooter and was honored Tuesday by the community.

Fierro was at Club Q the night of the shooting with family and friends. His daughter’s boyfriend Raymond Green Vance was killed and others were injured. One friend still in the hospital is Joanne Law. Law works for Ent Credit Union.

“It tore the heart of our community and we figured we needed to do something as a credit union whose part of this community,” said Matt Gendron, chief engagement officer for ENT Credit Union.

The business says it knew it wanted to give back to a man who saved so many lives and whose family has been deeply impacted by the shooting.

Atrevida was packed with friends, family and community members who came to watch Fierro be surprised by a check of $50,000. Gov. Jared Polis and Mayor John Suthers were also in attendance.

Fierro tells 11 News he doesn’t know what he’ll use the money for yet, but that it will help his family heal from this tragedy.

“I’m not here to get rich. I went to a club, that’s all I did, you know, that’s all we did. We went to have fun at a place that was supposed to be safe, that’s all,” Fierro said.

Rich Fierro given check for $50,000