QTD Richard Fierro, Colorado Springs

November 22, 2022
"… I needed to save my family. And my family was, at that time, everyone in that room."

On Saturday, Richard Fierro (45) was in Club Q – an LGBTQ nightclub – with his wife, daughter, daughter’s boyfriend and friends in Colorado Springs, CO. They were watching his daughter’s friend’s drag show when a gunman entered the club and began shooting. Fierro, who served in the Army for 15 years and went on four combat deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq, took the shooter’s gun away and helped to subdue him until police arrived.

Five people, including Fierro’s daughter’s boyfriend, were killed in the shooting; more than 15 were injured (incl. his wife and daughter). The names of those who were killed are listed on our source page.

On Saturday night, a shooting in Colorado Springs, Colorado killed give people and injured more than 15 others. Here are the names of those killed:

Kelly Loving: She/Her
Daniel Aston: He/Him
Derrick Rump: He/Him
Ashley Paugh: She/Her
Raymond Green Vance: He/Him

The names of the two people who subdued the shooter until police arrived:

Richard Fierro
Thomas James

Army Veteran Went Into ‘Combat Mode’ to Disarm the Club Q Gunman (The New York Times)

by Jenna Lee,