Anderson Lee Aldrich, who's accused of killing five people and injuring 18 others in the attack, spent an unstable childhood living on San Antonio's Northside with his mother following her divorce, daily reports.
The shooting took place at Club Q in Colorado Springs, a place described as a "safe haven" for that city's LGBTQ+ community.
Here are some of the details the Express-News uncovered about Aldrich, who's slated to appear in court Wednesday:
- Aldrich, whose birth name is Nicholas Brink, was born in 2000 in Orange, Calif. Brink's parents divorced the following year, and the suspect moved to San Antonio to live with his mother.
- Brink's mother, Laura Voepel, bounced around between addresses on the North Side and had residences under her name on TPC Parkway, Hideout Falls, Stone Oak Parkway and Thousand Oaks Drive.
- Voepel was arrested on suspicion of arson in Bexar County in 2012 when Brink was only 12. Voepel was found guilty of criminal mischief and was ordered by the court to undergo psychological evaluations and mandatory drug testing.
- Brink enrolled in NEISD's Johnson High School as a freshman in 2015. However, the suspect withdrew from the school in October of that year.
- Brink petitioned a Bexar County District Court for a name change to Anderson L. Aldrich in April 2016, and the court granted the request in May of that year. The suspect left San Antonio shortly after the name change.
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