However, relatives reported Aldrich to police for threatening to carry out mass shootings and bombings, but prosecutors were unable to serve them a subpoena, Allen said.
Allen said on Thursday that Aldrich’s attorneys had asked for the case to be dismissed at a July court hearing, and that prosecutors had made a “very valiant effort” to subpoena witnesses, but said: There was no chance these people would go.” to appear. ’” The lawsuit was dismissed that day.
“In that case, we did the best we could,” Allen said, adding, “You have to have a real person on the stand.”
Allen told reporters shortly after a judge broke the seal on the 2021 case. This raised questions about the effectiveness of Colorado’s “red flag” laws and whether law enforcement officials botched an opportunity to prevent a shooting at Club Q. Demand the temporary confiscation of guns from those who pose a threat to themselves or others.
Officials declined to comment on the bomb threat before it was unsealed Thursday, citing state law. Allen denounced what he called a “false narrative” and said he wrongly accused prosecutors of dropping the ball on the case and obscuring details about it. said his office asked the judge to continue the case on the day it was dismissed.
With no testimony from Aldrich’s grandparents who reported the 2021 threats, “we see nothing about previous incidents that would have prevented the Club Q shooting,” Allen said.
The unsealed case was posted on the Colorado court website by late Thursday afternoon. I want to be,” and said he has weapons and bomb-making materials.
According to the documents, Aldrich held his grandparents at gunpoint and told them they could not sell the house because it would “interfere with his plans to carry out mass shootings and bombings.” Records show that his grandparents ran away from home and after calling 911, police arrested Aldrich on suspicion of threatening and kidnapping him at Aldrich’s mother’s home.
Aldrich’s attorney Thursday, along with Aldrich’s mother, Laura Voepel, objected to the opening of the records. Voepel’s lawyers allege she could be harassed and retaliation. An attorney named in one court document as representing Aldrich’s grandmother, Pamela Pullen, did not immediately respond to a request for confirmation that she was unwilling to testify. Aldrich’s defense at the time Neither did the person immediately respond to requests for more information.
Aldrich was formally charged this week with 305 counts of murder, attempted murder, assault, attempted assault and hate crime in the Club Q shooting that left five dead and 17 wounded. It remains unclear when and how Aldrich came into possession of the gun used in the attack.
Aldrich entered the club wearing a bulletproof vest just before midnight and began firing “indiscriminately” almost immediately before being stopped by patrons, according to an arrest affidavit unsealed Wednesday.
Hours later, Voepel told investigators that she and Aldrich were going to a 10 p.m. movie that night, the affidavit states. However, Aldrich went off on an errand saying it would take 15 minutes, but never returned.Voepel told officials that the only weapon the two had was his knife in Aldrich’s pocket. said, the report said.