In 2021, judge warned of gay bar attacker’s shootout plans

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The Associated Press

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – A judge who dismissed a 2021 kidnapping case against the Colorado gay nightclub shooter warned last year the defendant was planning a shootout and needed mental health treatment or ”it’s going to be so bad.”

The comments made in August last year by Judge Robin Chittum are contained in court documents obtained by The Associated Press.

They add to warning signs authorities had about Anderson Aldrich’s increasingly violent behavior prior to the Nov. 19 shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs.

The 2021 charges against Aldrich were thrown out during a hearing at which the prosecution didn’t even argue to keep the case active.

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12/16/2022 11:10:24 AM (GMT -6:00)

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