GLENDALE, Colo. (CBS4) – The man accused of stabbing four people at a Glendale strip club before he was shot and killed by a security guard has been identified as Kyle Evan Swain, 40, of Arvada. Investigators said Swain was a frequent customer of Shotgun Willie’s in the last few weeks and was told that he was no longer welcome at the establishment due to erratic behavior.
Just before 10 p.m. on Friday night, police say Swain drove up to the front door of Shotgun Willie’s and entered the bar armed with a large knife. Staff immediately tried to intervene and two employees, a patron and an on-duty security guard were stabbed.
The injured security guard was armed and shot Swain. Officers said Swain was pronounced dead at the scene.
The four victims were taken to Denver Health Medical Center. One victim, a 40-year-old man, died from his injures; a 44-year-old man was critically hurt, but is now in stable condition; a 45-year-old man was in stable condition, but was released from the hospital; lastly, a 24-year-old man, remains listed in stable condition.
Swain has a criminal history. In 2008, a judge granted a protection order against Swain and in 2011, he pleaded guilty to an assault charge.
A representative for Shotgun Willie’s issued this statement on Saturday:
“The entire team at Shotgun Willie’s is devastated by last night’s unfortunate events. In addition to the deceased suspect, one of our employees who was trying to stop the stabber was tragically killed during the incident and we are all mourning this loss. Right now, we are focused on the safety, health and wellbeing of our staff and providing them with access to counseling services and other resources to cope during this difficult time. The Glendale Police Department is working to notify next of kin.”
Anyone with information about the incident Friday night is asked to call the Glendale Police Department at 303-759-1511.