Photos: Platinum 84 Strip Club Early Morning Shooting Hurts Two, One Possibly Critical

Categories: Colorado Crimes

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A cropped version of an NSFW photo on view in its entirety below, along with additional crime-scene images.
Update: Early Thursday morning, Eray Wilson, a suspect in the Platinum 84 shooting, surrendered to Federal Heights authorities, who are also keeping their eye on two thus-far-unnamed individuals. Our original post follows.

A short time ago, in a post about a bicyclist hurt in a drive-by shooting near 31st and Stout, we noted that Denver has lately been stricken with regular incidents of late-night/early morning violence. Another example: gunplay outside Platinum 84, a Federal Heights strip club. Two people were injured, with one possibly in critical condition, toward the end of an evening touted on the venue's Facebook page with the photo on view here (see the full-sized NSFW version below) and the promise that the action would be "smoking hot."

See also: Bicyclist's Arms and Legs Wounded in Shooting Near 31st and Stout Alley, Suspect at Large

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The profile pic from the Platinum 84 Facebook page.
The club doesn't appear to be a magnet for an abnormal number of police calls. The two most prominent we stumbled upon include a December parking lot fight involving men interested in the same dancer and a March incident starring a woman who was bothering customers and refusing to leave until the manager gave her a job.

Had she been hired, she might have been given a chance to take part in activities such as oil wrestling and foxy boxing, both of which are featured in videos available on YouTube. But more standard gentlemen's club entertainment appears to have been on the agenda last night. A Facebook post shared early yesterday evening featured this photo....

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...and the following text:
Sexy ladies and ice cold Coors light what else can you ask for?? Platinum 84 is smoking hot on this Tuesday Night!!! Do you want to get in free just show this post!!
It's not known how many people took advantage of this offer over the course of the evening, but by 1:45 a.m., according to 7News, only about ten customers remained.

And that's when all hell broke loose.

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Photos from the scene courtesy of 7News.
The station reports that law enforcers from several agencies, including the Thornton and Westminster police departments, responded to the scene.

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Investigators believe a number of customers (they weren't employees) got into an altercation that erupted into gunfire.

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Two men were hit by flying lead -- one in the hip, the other in the chest. The former is expected to survive, and it's hoped that the latter will as well, although he was possibly in critical condition at last word.

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Witnesses say three suspects sped away from the club after the shooting stopped. They're described as white males, with one wearing a black jersey, a second clad in a black shirt and the third in a white shirt. Their vehicle, meanwhile, is said to have been a newer model white or silver four-door sedan.

No arrests have been made at this writing.

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.


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Steve Reynolds
Steve Reynolds

Isn't the whole establishment in bad taste? So the picture is kinda relevant.

Maggie Thompson
Maggie Thompson

Didn't anyone on your staff notice that it's in poor taste to use a sexy photo for a post about a shooting where someone is in critical condition? There is a time and a place for everything, and this is not it.

briannahatcher
briannahatcher

I wish one damn article would mention that the two who got shot had guns them too. These three men involved were trying to save their lives. It wasn't about "gun-play"... They panicked and left the scene, that was their only mistake. And two have turned themselves in, one was dismissed as a witness. 

Leanne Nicole Borowski
Leanne Nicole Borowski

Wow....WTF??? B Fast Edwards that's scary, but at least good times were had when we were there!

Jason Harris
Jason Harris

Does the girl's left knee (on the bottom) look a little bruised up? Hmmm..

Te Kay
Te Kay

That bottom one tho....ever hear of concealer??

Luis Gutierrez
Luis Gutierrez

What does the pic have to do with the shooting? The news article's opening led me to believe there was a connection between the pic and the shooting. Nice pic, btw.

Alesha Marti
Alesha Marti

I work for Platinum and its a great place. Thankfully none of the employees were harmed and this was just a altercation in the parking lot. The news doesn't give you the full story!

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

If they only had MORE GUNS and CRAZED GUN FREAKS.......


Karma? At Least 5 Ammosexuals Have Shot off Their Junk Since 2010
Posted by: Salvatore Aversa in Crime, Most Popular on AATTP, The Gun Control Debate, Weird News June 16, 2014

Despite what you see in movies, placing a loaded weapon in the front of your pants and aiming at your twig and berries is not a good idea. Accidental discharges of a different nature are too high of a risk. Yet, people hoping to imitate their favorite actors continue to place their weapons in their waistline. Since 2010, at least five of these ammosexuals have ensured their gene pool ends at them.
1. September 2012: Michael Smeriglio, while cleaning his pistol. The 18-year old Floridian shot a bullet through his penis and left testicle while he was attempting to clean a gun he bought at a party the month prior.
Karma? At Least Five Ammosexuals Have Shot Off Their Junk Since 2010. Despite what you see in movies, placing a loaded weapon in the front of your pants and aiming at your twig and berries is not a good idea.
Michael Smeriglio.

2. July 2012: Tavares Colbert, while testing out a firearm. Colbert, 36, was charged with illegal firearms possession after he admitted to the cops that he had intentions to sell the gun to another man outside a 7-Eleven in Oklahoma. On the way to make the sale, Colbert tested the gun in the car and shot himself in the nads.
Karma? At Least 5 Ammosexuals Have Shot off Their Junk Since 2010. 2. Tavares Colbert.
Tavares Colbert

3. August 2011: Joshua Seto, walking into store with girlfriend. 27-year old Seto was walking into a store with his girlfriend in Chandler, Arizona, when a pink pistol went off in his pants. Putz.
Karma? At Least 5 Ammosexuals Have Shot off Their Junk Since 2010. Joshua Seto.
Joshua Seto

4. May 2010: Unidentified man, shopping at Lowe's. A lone shopper blew away his testicles on a Sunday afternoon while walking the aisles at Lowe's Home Improvement in Washington state. The gun was kept not-so-safely in his waistband.
5. March 2010: Unidentified teenager, walking into medical center. A 17-year old in Vallejo, California, was spotted holding his wounded crotch while walking into the emergency room. At the time of the report, the kid didn't tell anyone what happened.
Prior to the guns discharging, these men all had one thing in common--the NRA considered them "good guys with guns." Owning a gun in America is far too easy. At the very least, gun owners should be required to undergo training sessions to learn the do's and don'ts of handling a gun. One would think pointing a loaded gun at their manhood would spark some inner-instinct that says, "This will not end well." Unfortunately for these men, that did not happen.

SpottedDick
SpottedDick

Sexual tension + Alcohol + Guns = what could possibly go wrong?

Ammy Nguyen
Ammy Nguyen

Pang Cheung maybe it's good she's not working there?

Bianca Archuleta
Bianca Archuleta

Looks like the one standing up is going to piss I the other girl. .. dumb

Jon Schleifer
Jon Schleifer

This club isn't downtown, it's in the burbs, off of 84th.

Javier Nto
Javier Nto

No one has given a fuck about that place since before it was the Candy Shop.

Patricia Abu-alhaija
Patricia Abu-alhaija

Jordan A. Millas Jonathan Miles stay away from downtown every day someone is getting shot

Scott McMahon
Scott McMahon

WTF is going on in Colorado lately? Seems like everyday someone is getting shot or stabbed. cray cray

Casey White
Casey White

They post pictures on their facebook of girls that dont even work there!

Don Herman
Don Herman

Straight bars. Always killing each other.

Jonah Menzies
Jonah Menzies

"When we said 'smoking hot,' that's not exactly what we meant!"

Anthony Atencio
Anthony Atencio

Nobody can claim false advertising!! \U0001f601 .... On a serious note people need to start putting there fist up and be a man if they got a issue with somebody!! Any pussy can use a gun #IJS

SpottedDick
SpottedDick

Because "men" resort to violence to solve what their diminutive brains cannot, eh?

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