Mile High Murder No. 5: Security guard killed at the El Chapparal club

View Larger Map

Although the Denver Police Department has not yet issued an official release (at least not one we've received), numerous news agencies are reporting about a shooting late last night at the El Chapparal nightclub, 2727 W. 6th Avenue, a venue captured in the graphic above (if you have trouble seeing the image, click "View Larger Map"). Apparently, someone in a crowd opened fire, striking two security guards, one of whom died. The DPD is looking for a dark sedan with broken windows. More information as it becomes available.

KEEP WESTWORD FREE... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
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.
Contact: Michael Roberts