EL PASO COUNTY, Colo — When a kidnapping and felony menacing case against the alleged Club Q shooter was dismissed Aug. 11, the 22-year-old’s mother was elated.
The next day, Laura Voepel took Anderson Aldrich to a Colorado Springs shooting range to celebrate.
“He was a free man,” said his neighbor, Xavier Kraus, who related a text message from Voepel.
Aldrich was no longer in trouble, an IRS check had arrived, and Kraus’ birthday was coming up.
“Let’s celebrate!” Voepel wrote Kraus at 11:32 a.m. on Aug. 12. And then she wrote, “Off to the range.”
At around 2 p.m. that day, Voepel followed up that message with a series of short text videos of her and Aldrich practicing with a semi-automatic rifle at a nearby shooting range.
>Read the full article at the Denver Gazette.
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