Raymond Green Vance, a Colorado Springs native, leaves behind mourning loved ones following his murder.
The Colorado Springs Police Department confirmed that he was among the five victims killed on Saturday night at Club Q in Colorado Springs by a gunman, who shot patrons and employees at the LGBTQ+ nightclub just before midnight. At least 18 others were wounded.
Kassy Fierro, Green’s girlfriend, wrote several Facebook posts on Monday memorializing him, noting that the two were together for five years and four months. “my sweet baby. ill never be able to heal from this.”
She described him as “the brightest light” of a man who smiled and laughed often.
“I’ve never experienced an active shooting,” she wrote in a separate post. She wrote that she broke her knee, caused “from slipping while running away.”
Colorado Springs’ Atrevida Beer Co., which is owned by her parents Richard and Jessica Fierro, also posted a statement on Facebook, detailing that family members and friends were celebrating a birthday Saturday night at Club Q when the mass shooting occurred.
“Our best friends were both shot multiple times,” according to the post. Identifying Vance boyfriend of the Fierros’ daughter, it adds, “With an incredibly heavy and broken heart we lost Raymond, who had been a part of our lives since our daughter was in high school.”
Richard Fierro was one of two people to stop the shooter, alongside Thomas James, Colorado Springs Police Chief Adrian Vasquez said during a Monday news conference.
Denver Post reporter Shelly Bradbury contributed to this developing story.
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