Denver security officer shot-killed www.privateofficer.com
Police say it happened at about 12:50 a.m. The second security guard was also rushed to a hospital. His condition was not released. El Chaparral night club is at 2727 W. 6th Avenue near Interstate 25.
Denver Police investigators said they were looking for at least one suspect who was in a black Camaro or Trans Am with broken windows.
A witness said it was “hip hop” night at El Chaparral and there was a big crowd. He said a fight started inside the club and spilled outside to the parking lot. The security guards were shot outside. The witness said the two guards were trying to break up the fight. Another security guard reportedly chased after the suspect, but he lost him in the vicinity of I-25 and 38th Avenue.
A witness said the second guard who was shot did not appear to have life-threatening injuries. It appeared he had an upper arm injury.
Police blocked off the only way in and out of the club, and 100 customers’ vehicles were caught inside the police line while the investigation was underway inside and outside the establishment. Some of the customers were still outside the club at 5:00 am waiting to retrieve their cars. Others left and planned to return once the investigation was complete. Police didn’t expect to wrap up at the scene until sometime around midday Friday.
Investigators asked anyone with information about the suspect or black vehicle with broken windows to call them (720) 913-2000.
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