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Army Veteran Richard Fierro Details Exactly How He Stopped The Q Nightclub Shooter And How A Drag Queen Stomping On His Neck Helped Him Do It

Source - A drag queen is one of the heroes who saved an untold number of lives after a gunman opened fire at a Colorado gay nightclub ... stomping on the gunman with her high heels.

Army vet Richard Fierro -- who'd gone to Club Q in Colorado Springs with his family Saturday -- pounced on suspected shooter Anderson Lee Aldrich when the bullets started to fly ... this according to the NY Times.

Fierro clearly knew the drill -- subdue and disarm. As he struggled with Aldrich on the ground, he screamed for backup.

That's when a drag queen at the club ran over and began pummeling the shooter with her high heels. This gave Fierro a clear path, beating Aldrich with his own gun and repeatedly punching him into submission.

Fierro told the NYT he thought he killed him.

I mean what do you even say? Honestly? Five people went out for a night on the town and never came home. The term "safe space" often has a negative connotation attached to it, but that's what these bars are - a place where you can let your hair down and be yourself. To think that someone specifically targeted that makes me sick. And as tragic as it is, it could've been much worse if weren't for the heroic actions of Richard Fierro, Thomas James, and an unnamed drag queen to stomped the shit out of the shooter while he was on the ground. 

Here's Richard telling the story in his own words. Scroll to 1:21 if it doesn't skip...

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Chills. I'm looking forward to seeing who that drag queen is so she can get the proper recognition, but I understand if she wants to fly under the radar. I'm sure she's still processing everything's that happened. 

I'm going to end the blog with a phrase my high school principal used to say all the time - "be good to one another." It really is that simple. Life is too short to hate. That's it for this one. If you're interested in helping the victims of the Q nightclub shooting you can do so via The Colorado Healing Fund. Thanks for reading.