Security guard killed outside nightclub
posted by: Dan Boniface 7 hrs ago
DENVER - The Adams County Sheriff's office is looking for three men suspected in the shooting death of a security guard outside a nightclub.
“I don’t understand why anybody would do something like that,” said Leland Minnick, the victim's brother. “It doesn’t make any difference who it is. Just senseless.”
Sheriff spokeswoman Candi Baker says the three men and two nightclub security guards got into an altercation in the parking lot of the Grizzly Rose in unincorporated Adams County. One of the men began shooting at the security guards at about 10:50 p.m. Friday.
Baker says 48-year-old Timothy Minnick, of Brighton, was wounded and later died at a hospital.
"This is the holiday season," said Baker. "We unfortunately had to tell them their relative was killed. He was killed while performing his duties, trying to earn a paycheck. And, he was killed being unarmed, being defenseless."
Deputies say a second security guard was injured and treated, but he was not shot.
The men were described as wearing hooded sweatshirts and bandanas over the lower half of their faces. Baker says they drove away in a mid-90s SUV, possibly a Jimmy or a Blazer, with tinted back windows. Deputies say a heavyset woman with long hair was also seen inside the getaway car.
Leland Minnick says his brother had worked at the Grizzly Rose for 18 months when the shooting happened and had chosen the bar for extra work because he liked the music there.
"He was doing it to make ends meet, you know," said Leland Minnick.
He says his brother, who lived in California until 1994, used to work as a Brighton Police officer, a job Timothy Minnick was "gung ho" about.
"I don't understand why anybody would do something like that," said Leland Minnick. "It doesn't make any difference who it is. Just senseless."
People with information are asked to contact Adams County Sheriff's office: 720-332-1313.
(KUSA*TV contributed to this report. Copyright Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)