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‘I’m sorry I let my son down’ | Father of accused Colorado club shooter speaks out

Aaron Brink, 48, stated he praised his son for violent habits.

SAN DIEGO — Until six months in the past, Aaron Brink thought his son died by suicide.

Brink stated his ex-wife known as him from Colorado in 2016 to inform him their son, Nicholas Brink, had modified his identify to Anderson Aldrich, and had killed himself.

“I thought he was dead. I mourned his loss. I had gone through a meltdown and thought I had lost my son,” Brink instructed CBS 8.

When Brink requested his ex-wife why their son had modified his identify, she blamed it on the daddy’s involvement in a actuality TV present known as Intervention, in addition to his performing career within the grownup movie business.

“His mother told me he changed his name because I was in Intervention and I had been a porno actor,” stated Brink.

For six years Brink believed his son was lifeless, till Aldrich unexpectedly known as his father in 2021, and began arguing with him over the cellphone.

“He’s pissed off. He’s pissed off at me. He wants to poke at the old man,” Brink recalled.

Then, two days in the past, Brink received a name from his son’s protection attorneys, telling him Aldrich was concerned in a taking pictures at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs.

Brink stated he is a Mormon and his first response was to question why his son was at a homosexual bar.

“You know Mormons don’t do gay. We don’t do gay. There’s no gays in the Mormon church. We don’t do gay,” Brink stated.

But when the 48-year-old realized extra particulars of the lethal taking pictures, he stated he was shocked.

“There’s no excuse for going and killing people. If you’re killing people, there’s something wrong. It’s not the answer,” he stated.

Brink instructed CBS 8 his son was born in San Diego in 2000, at Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women. The couple lived in Cardiff by the Sea on the time, however quickly separated a few year later and received divorced.

He stated his ex-wife, the daughter of California State Assemblyman Randy Voepel, and his son moved to Colorado round 2012.

Brink presently works as a blended martial arts coach. He says he taught his son learn how to battle.

“I praised him for violent behavior really early. I told him it works. It is instant and you’ll get immediate results,” the daddy stated.

But within the wake of the violence at Club Q, Brink apologized to the households of the victims.

“I’m sorry for your loss.  Life is so fragile and it’s valuable. Those people’s lives were valuable. You know, they’re valuable. They’re good people probably.  It’s not something you kill somebody over. I’m sorry I let my son down,” he stated.

“I love my son no matter what. I love my son,” Brink stated. “Please forgive my son.”

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This video options prolonged clips of the CBS 8 interview with Aaron Brink, 48. Brink is the daddy of alleged Club Q gunman, Anderson Aldrich, 22. The interview was carried out on Nov. 22, 2022 at Brink’s dwelling in San Diego.

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