COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- Monday during a press conference, investigators released more information on the mass shooting at Club Q, an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs.
During Monday's press conference, CSPD confirmed the name of the five victims:
- Daniel Davis Aston
- Kelly Loving
- Derrick Rump
- Ashley Paugh
- Raymond Green Vance
Additionally, CSPD identified the two patrons who managed to stop the 22-year-old suspect from killing and hurting even more people in the attack. Those two men have been identified as Thomas James and Richard Fierro.
During the press conference, Mayor John Suthers said he had spoken to Fierro about that night. Suthers said he's never met someone so heroic that was so humble. According to the mayor, Fierro told him "I was trying to protect my family."
At this time, Fourth Judicial District Attorney Michael Allen said no charges have been officially filed against the suspect. However, 13 Investigates learned Monday morning he faces at least ten felony charges.
Allen said any charges in the arrest warrant, which will be sealed, are preliminary and could change. According to Allen, at some point in the coming days, the seal will be lifted and become available to the public.
The final charges could be different from the arrest affidavit, and typically, Allen said there might be more charges.
As of 4 p.m., the suspect is still in the hospital. Allen said they expect him to be released in the coming days. When that happens, there will be the first appearance in court. That will be by video from the jail. At that time, he'll be advised of his arrest charges and bond status. However, he is being held without bond and will not be able to bond out.
Within a few days of his first appearance, he will make another court appearance and the DA's office will file formal charges with the court and another bond advisement. This is when information about any potential punishment the suspect faces will be announced.
During the press conference, police and the DA's office would not comment on any of the suspect's past interactions with law enforcement.
ABC News confirmed the shooter was involved in a reported bomb threat in Colorado Springs in June 2021. According to a press release from the incident by the El Paso County Sheriff's Office, the suspect's mother called law enforcement to report that he was threatening to cause harm to her with a homemade bomb, multiple weapons, and ammunition.
KRDO previously reported that the incident resulted in homes within a 1/4-mile radius of a house on Rubicon Dr. in Lorson Ranch being evacuated.
However, Allen did say if a case is filed in the state of Colorado and then it's dismissed for any reason it is automatically sealed. That is a change in state law from 2019. Allen said that the statute requires law enforcement to say "no such record exists" when asked about previously dismissed cases.
Allen said hopefully they will be able to provide more information in the future but at this time, they can't make further comments.
Investigators were also asked how Colorado's red flag law could've come into play in this attack, Suthers said he cautions against an assumption that this case would "lead to the application of the red flag law."
The law, which became effective in January 2020, allows relatives, household members, and law enforcement to ask that a judge order the seizure of a gun owner's weapons if that owner is believed to present a risk to himself or others.
He was further asked if the suspect's previous interaction with law enforcement would've prompted the protection order, Suthers said that's assuming there was "credible evidence of all that" as opposed to someone reporting that.
Chief Vasquez went on to say law enforcement has to have the "right information" to enforce the red flag law.
People who have vehicles still in the parking lot of the club should expect to receive calls from CSPD detectives in the upcoming days on how to come retrieve their vehicles from the scene. These calls will be made to whoever the vehicle is registered to.
If the vehicles are owned by the victim, CSPD will work with victim advocacies to work with their families on what the next steps are.
Watch the full press conference live below: