Colorado veteran who tackled gunman at LGBTQ club describes risking his life to save his family

Posted on AllSides November 22nd, 2022
From The Left
Jack Dempsey / AP

A decorated army veteran who tackled the shooter who killed five in a Colorado Springs gay club said he wanted to protect the close knit community inside the room.

Richard Fierro, 45, was at Club Q celebrating a birthday with his wife, their daughter and her friends when he found himself one of two people who subdued the attacker armed with an AR-15 style rifle and wearing a flak vest.

“I just know I got into mode, and I needed to save my family — and my family was at that time...

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