Colorado Springs attack suspect’s father gives shocking statement in reaction to mass shooting

Anderson Aldrich, the father of the Colorado Springs shooting suspect, says his first reaction to being informed of the attack at Club Q was to ask why his child was in an LGBTQ bar.

told Aaron Brink, a former pornographic actor and mixed martial arts fighter CBS 8 He got a call Sunday night from his child’s public defender to say he was under arrest for the mass shooting.

“They started telling me about the accident, a shooting involving several people,” Mr. Brink said in an interview.

And then I keep finding out it’s a gay bar. I said, God, is he gay? I freaked out, “S***, is he gay?” And he’s not gay, so I said, “Phhhewww…”

He said CBS 8 His family was Mormon, adding, “We don’t do gay.”

The father said that while he holds homophobic views, there is no excuse for his child allegedly shooting people at an LGTBQ+ club.

“I’m so sorry guys for your loss,” said Mr. Brink. Politics aside, it’s human life. I’m so sorry. My soul is with you. ”

“Life is very fragile,” he said, “and it is valuable.” “These people’s lives were valuable.”

Aldrich’s attorneys said in court documents that the 22-year-old is not binary and uses their pronouns.

Brink, 48, told the San Diego-based news site that his ex-wife Laura Voeppel called him in 2016 to say that their child, born Nicholas Brink, had changed his name and died by suicide.

“His mom told me he changed his name because I was on (the reality TV show) intervention “I was a porn actor,” Mr. Brink said. CBS 8.

He had continued to believe his child had died until six months ago, when he suddenly received a call from Aldrich.

According to Mr. Brink’s account, Aldrich was “angry” and wanted to “prick the old man”.

He went on to say that he taught his child how to fight at an early age and “praised him for his violent behaviour”.

“I told him it works. It’s immediate and you get immediate results,” said Mr. Brink. CBS 8.

That did not include the use of guns, Brink added, though he thought “guns are fine.” Instead, he taught his child to fight like him.

“For me, the arms are the hands,” said Mr. Brink. “I believe in the right to bear arms.”

The father said that Aldrich was a smart kid and good with computers.

As Mr. Brink and his child spent more time, the father said he felt the anger growing in Aldrich.

“He was angry with me,” he said.

“He wasn’t talking about shooting me,” the father added.

Mr. Brink has been in 58 mixed martial arts fights with a record of 29 wins, 27 losses and no contests for 19 years, according to

He has also appeared in several adult films and on a reality TV show Divorce court.

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