Richard Fierro From the very first reports about the shooting Saturday night, Nov. 19, at club q in Colorado Springs, authorities stressed that it was the quick action of two people in the bar that saved countless lives that night.
Five people were murdered when the 22-year-old gunman stepped inside armed with a semi-automatic long gun and a handgun, and some 25 others were injured, many of them critically injured.
But the death toll and the number of injured could easily have been much higher. Except for the actions of three people: retired Army officer Richard M.
Fierro, another club-goer and a drag queen wearing high heels. Fierro, 45, told the New York Times that he was sitting at a table at Club Q with his wife, daughter and some friends watching the drag show when the gunfire started.