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Former UFC fighter Aaron Brink is father of alleged Colorado LGBTQ club shooter Anderson Lee Aldrich

Information is still coming about Saturday’s shooting that left five people dead and 25 injured after a gunman entered Club Q, a Colorado Springs LGBTQ club.

The Colorado shooter’s motive is unknown, but the primary suspect Anderson Lee Aldrich is facing five counts of first-degree murder and five counts of bias-motivated crime-causing bodily injury, more commonly known as hate crimes.

In 2016, the suspect – then known as Nicholas F. Brink – petitioned a Texas court to change his name, though it remains unclear why.

Just before his 16th birthday, the suspect asked a district court in Bexar County to allow him to legally change his name to Anderson Lee Aldrich.

A judge granted the petition days later, a summary of the case shows.

In the above video, professional mixed martial artist Aaron Brink, 48, says he is the Aldrich’s father, and thought that his son had died months ago.

Brink said his ex-wife called him from Colorado in 2016 to tell him their son, Nicholas Brink, had changed his name to Anderson Aldrich, and had killed himself.

Brink had one fight with the UFC, a first-round loss to Andrei Arlovski at UFC 28 in 2000.  His pro MMA record stands at 29 wins and 27 losses.

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