The mother of the accused Club Q shooter was detained by police the day after the attack, according to court records released Monday.Laura Voepel, 45, was detained about 3:30 a.m.
November 20 at a Colorado Springs apartment complex, The Denver Post reports. She was charged with resisting arrest, which is a misdemeanor, and disorderly conduct, a petty offense.
Police said she was yelling and refused to stop, and she then “became combative.”“Subject continued to make unreasonable noise directly next to multiple apartments,” says a police record quoted by TV station KUSA. “While I attempted to place subject into custody, she became combative by physically resisting officers control by force.”Voepel is the mother of Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22, who is accused of killing five people and causing injury to more than 20 others at the LGBTQ+ nightclub in Colorado Springs shortly before midnight November 19.
Police have recently raised the count of the injured to 22. Voepel had posted on Facebook that night that she couldn’t locate Aldrich, with whom she had plans, The Independent reports.She is the daughter of California Assemblyman Randy Voepel, a Republican who is at the end of his term after losing his latest reelection bid.