Make your gift before 2022 runs out.
Support local public media.

The mother of the person accused of killing five people and injuring dozens in a shooting at Club Q in Colorado Springs was arrested at an apartment complex in the city a few hours after the shooting. 
Laura Lea Voepel, 45, was charged with a misdemeanor count of resisting arrest and a petty charge of disorderly conduct by Colorado Springs Police between 3 a.m. and 7 a.m. on Nov. 20, according to court documents.
Records show she was arrested on North Union Boulevard for making “unreasonable noise” near a private residence just hours after the shooting at Club Q.  
Her child, Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22, is accused of opening gunfire on patrons inside the Club Q nightclub — a popular LGBTQ bar — a few hours before her arrest late on Nov. 19. Bar patrons fought for control of Aldrich’s firearm and stopped the attack.
Police records say Voepel used physical force and violence against officers during her arrest. Further details are unavailable at this time. 
Voepel’s arraignment is scheduled for Jan. 25 in El Paso County Combined Courts. 

You want to know what is really going on these days, especially in Colorado. We can help you keep up.  The Lookout is a free, daily email newsletter with news and happenings from all over Colorado. Sign up here and we will see you in the morning!
Colorado Postcards are snapshots of our colorful state in sound. They give brief insights into our people and places, our flora and fauna, and our past and present, from every corner of Colorado. Listen now.
It takes a good day’s drive to cover Colorado, but we’ll help you do it in a few minutes. Our newsletters bring you a closer look at the stories that affect you and the music that inspires you.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *