CORRECTION: Suspect fatally shot after stabbing 4 people in Glendale strip club


GLENDALE, Colo. (KDVR) — CORRECTION: (July 19, 2:45 p.m.) The armed security guard who shot and killed a knife-wielding suspect at Shotgun Willie’s has been identified as David Valenzuela. He is a trained employee of Patriot Shield.

Police say around 9:45, 40-year-old Kyle Swain entered the bar with a large knife, and began stabbing people. 

Swain was a frequent customer, according to police, and had recently been told he was no longer welcome at the establishment “due to erratic behavior”. 

Kyle Evan Swain of Arvada, Colo.

According to witnesses at the scene, the suspect exited his vehicle and almost immediately engaged staff members with a large knife. Police report Valenzuela was stabbed before he shot and killed Swain.

Forty-year-old Andrew Todis was a doorman/bouncer at the club who was stabbed by Swain. According to GPD, he was transported to the hospital but died from his injuries.

ORIGINAL: A person was fatally shot after stabbing four people inside a Glendale strip club Friday night, police said.

The incident occurred at Shotgun Willie’s, which is located near South Colorado Boulevard and East Virginia Avenue.

The security guard then shot and killed the suspect.

All of the stabbing victims were taken to Denver Health Medical Center. The extent of their injuries is currently unknown, Gross said.

Denver police also responded to the scene.

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