Mile High Murder, No. 49: John Singleton dies of wounds in Club Posh shootings

Earlier this week, we told you about shootings at Club Posh, 4040 E. Evans, which turned a Halloween party into a true horror show. Now, one of the trio who took bullets that evening -- John Singleton, 29 -- has died of his wounds.

Still no suspects according to the Denver Police Department. For a look at a happier moment in Club Posh's history, check out a slideshow of its debut in February -- and read the DPD's releases on the case to date below.

One of the victims shot on November 1, 2009 at 4040 E. Evans (Club Posh) died early this morning at Denver Health Medical Center. The victim has been identified as John Singleton (DOB 2/22/80). Singleton's death is being investigated as a homicide.

There have been no arrests related to the shootings that occurred that night. The two additional victims that were shot during this incident have been released from the hospital. This is currently an ongoing active investigation. Police are looking for additional witnesses and would like anyone with information about this crime to call 720-913-STOP (7867).

Previous Release November 2, 2009

The two suspects arrested in the area of 17th Avenue and Oneida Street after the police pursuit have been identified as Steven Thomas (DOB 9/14/81) and Darren Fuller (DOB 4/16/85). Thomas is being held under investigation of Vehicular Eluding and Fuller is being held under investigation of Interference with Police Authority. No suspects have been arrested in relation to the shooting that occurred at 4040 East Evans (Club Posh). No photographs are being released of the Thomas and Fuller pending photo lineups. Police are looking for additional witnesses and would like anyone with information about this crime to call 720-913-STOP (7867) or text CRIMES to leave information.

Update on the Victims Conditions:

One listed in critical at Denver Health

One listed in serious at Denver Health

One at Swedish with a leg wound

Previous Release from November 1, 2009

On November 1, 2009, at 1:43 am (prior to the return to Standard Time), Denver Police Officers responded to a shooting at 4040 East Evans (Club Posh). While officers were investigating this shooting (in the parking lot), they found another shooting victim (also in the parking lot).

At 1:21 am (after the time change), and while still investigating the two shootings at 4040 E. Evans, officers clearly heard multiple shots fired to their east. A citizen's call to 911 confirmed that there had been another shooting in the McDonalds parking lot (3996 E Evans).

As officers were responding to the shooting at 3996 E. Evans, they observed a vehicle fleeing the crime scene. Officers chased this vehicle (which later crashed at 17th and Oneida) and two parties were taken into custody. It is unknown whether these parties are related to the shootings at this time.

At 1:59 am (after the time change) the Denver Police Department learned that an additional shooting victim (brining the total to three) had walked into Rose Medical Center.

Two of the shooting victims are in critical condition and the condition of the walk-in victim is unknown at this time.

Denver Police Detectives will continue to investigate these shootings and no further information will be released at this time.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call 720-913-STOP or text CRIMES to leave information.

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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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