The assailant accused of killing five people in an L.G.B.T.Q. nightclub made an initial court appearance, and identifies as nonbinary, lawyers say.

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The suspect accused of fatally shooting five people at an L.G.B.T.Q. nightclub before being tackled and pistol

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whipped by bystanders sat slumped during a first court appearance on Wednesday, bruised, swollen and uttering slurred responses to a judge’s brief questions.

The suspect, Anderson Lee Aldrich, 22, showed up on record from prison and was requested held without bond.

The denounced shooter, who is being hung on doubt of first-degree murder and disdain wrongdoings, is supposed to be officially charged at a consultation on Dec. 6.

New details emerged about the suspect as the small, close-knit L.G.B.T.Q. community in this conservative city hoisted a giant rainbow flag outside City Hall to grieve the attack at Club Q, which had been an oasis for many.

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Public defenders representing the accused shooter disclosed in court papers made public late on Tuesday that their client identified as nonbinary and used they-them pronouns

One footnote in the filings said that “for the purposes of all formal filings,” their client “will be addressed as Mx. Aldrich.”