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Colorado shooting suspect Anderson Aldrich choked their own mom, dad claims

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — The father of Anderson Aldrich, who’s accused of killing 4 in a Colorado homosexual bar shooting, admitted his son had “a lot of rage” and choked their own mom throughout one violent home outburst.

Aaron Brink, an MMA fighter and former porn star instructed The Post his ex-wife, Laura Voepel, referred to as to inform him their son had turn into more and more violent round a year in the past.

“She said he was really nuts,” Brink mentioned. “He was really aggressive and she complained about him. I don’t condone violence. … She said he was (really violent towards her) and I said, ‘He was? Well, I feel sorry for you.’ … He did choke her.”

In a separate incident in 2021, Aldrich — who identifies as non-binary — allegedly threatened to kill their grandparents once they talked about plans to promote their home and transfer to Florida, in accordance with studies.

MMA fighter Aaron Brink, the father of accused Colorado Springs shooter Anderson Lee Aldrich, outside his home, San Diego, California. 25 Nov 2022
MMA fighter Aaron Brink, the daddy of accused Colorado Springs shooter Anderson Lee Aldrich, exterior his residence in San Diego, California on Nov. 25, 2022.
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Aldrich’s grandmother instructed cops Aldrich was “going to be the next mass killer and has been collecting ammunition, firearms, bullet-proof body armor and storing it in the basement of the residence.”

Brink mentioned over the last time he spoke to Aldrich about 5 – 6 months in the past, the 22-year previous instructed him they wanted to see him urgently.

 “It was a little awkward for me,” Brink recalled of their dialog. “There was something wrong with him.”

Anderson Lee Aldrich and their mother, Laura Voepel.

Brink mentioned he thought the request unusual since that they had been estranged for over a decade. Their dialog additionally rapidly dissolved into an argument, when Aldrich made a “disrespectful” remark about his dad’s new spouse.

“I actually made more attempts to email him,” Brink mentioned. “He has been kind of toxic … it was too little, too late. I think we already missed the opportunity … At the time I think he was looking to retaliate or something. I wanted to see him to try to make it work.”

Brink, 48, mentioned he didn’t know if Aldrich owned any weapons however mentioned he’d proven curiosity in snipers and wished to be within the army sooner or later.

Ironically, Aldrich was subdued by two army males — US Army veteran Richard M. Fierro and US Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Thomas James — after allegedly storming into Club Q in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Nov. 19 with a machine gun and beginning to shoot, killing 5 individuals and injuring dozens of others.

Aldrich has but to be formally charged however might face 5 counts of first-degree homicide and hate crimes when they’re scheduled to seem again in court docket on Dec. 6. They stays in jail beneath a no bond maintain.

During a court docket listening to final week at El Paso County District Court, Aldrich’s protection attorneys revealed they’re non-binary and used the they-them pronouns.

The alleged Colorado nightclub shooter wanted to be
The alleged Colorado nightclub shooter wished to be “the next mass killer,” their grandmother instructed cops.

When requested if he knew that Aldrich recognized as non-binary, Brink mentioned he didn’t know what that meant, including he was “old school.”

“There are no questions if you’re a man or a woman … no question about that,” Brink mentioned. “He has my genetics, so he’s gonna be pretty heterosexual.”

Brink mentioned he has acquired criticism over prior feedback he made that have been “misconstrued” as anti-gay.

“I’m not anti-gay at all. I don’t have any issues with gay people,” he instructed The Post. “I will not participate [in] homosexuality and I prefer my son not to do the same thing … I was really very relieved to know that he wasn’t gay.”

He added, “Everybody’s lives matter. Your life matters. The gender you are… gay or straight … I have a heart. My heart goes out to the victims. Words can’t describe how sorry I am.”

Noah Reich, left, and David Maldonado, the Los Angeles co-founders of Classroom of Compassion, put up a memorial with photographs of the five victims of a weekend mass shooting at a nearby gay nightclub on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Noah Reich, left, and David Maldonado, the Los Angeles co-founders of Classroom of Compassion, put up a memorial with images of the 5 victims of a weekend mass shooting at a close-by homosexual nightclub on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, in Colorado Springs.

Brink mentioned his temporary relationship with Voepel was “toxic” and he had no alternative however to go away his son, who was born with the title Nicholas. He mentioned his relationship together with his ex-wife and son took a “nosedive” when he grew to become a profitable porn star beneath the title “Dick Delaware” in 2002.

Brink, who obtained his begin within the grownup leisure business at age 27, has starred in porn movies like “White Boys Can Hump’’ in 2016 and each “My MILF Boss 8’’ and “It’s OK to Put It in My A–’’ in 2014, according to his IMDB page.

He mentioned Aldrich grew to become embarrassed and was repeatedly bullied due to his choice to affix the porn business.

“It was my choice to be a porn star, but I thought he would say, ‘Cool. Cool. My dad’s a porn star! Like, ‘My dad’s a porn star! What does YOUR dad do,’” Brink mentioned.

“But this day and age, it’s the nerds who are pushing people around. It’s so backwards to me. Athletes are being bullied now. … And big dumb jocks like me … who don’t know how to use a computer … they are getting bullied now!”

Anderson Lee Aldrich's mug shot shows bruises and other injuries he sustained after patrons inside Club Q jumped the 22-year old and took away his weapons.
Anderson Lee Aldrich’s mug shot reveals bruises and different accidents he sustained after patrons inside Club Q jumped the 22-year previous and took away his weapons.
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It was round this time Brink mentioned he additionally began utilizing medicine. He mentioned his look on the TV present “Intervention” additionally grew to become a sore spot between him and his son, who by then requested to vary their title once they turned 15.

Brink nonetheless refers to his son by their start title and he-him pronouns..

Brink mentioned he has but to talk to his son, however was instructed by protection attorneys he exercised his rights to stay silent when arrested.

Brink mentioned he’s not concerned with porn and helps himself by doing development work and MMA preventing. He mentioned showing on “Intervention” labored and he has been off “hard drugs” however nonetheless takes Ketamine every so often.

He hopes to combat in one other match quickly and plans to donate part of the proceeds to the victims and their households.

“No words can make this go away,” he mentioned choking again tears. “I will pray for them. They are in my prayers. That’s all I can say at this point.”

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