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Suspect arrested in New Port Richey nightclub shooting

Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward for information that leads to the identification and arrest of this man who robbed a Wachovia Bank in Dade City on June 8.

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Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward for information that leads to the identification and arrest of this man who robbed a Wachovia Bank in Dade City on June 8.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Man arrested in fatal shooting at nightclub

A suspect in the May 15 shooting at Club Nocturnal that killed one person and injured another has been arrested, the Pasco County Sheriff's Office said. U.S. Marshals tracked down John Quincy Singleton, 21, Thursday night in Dade City. He was arrested without incident at Lake Drive and Third Street. "We believe he's been in the area, laying low, knowing that law enforcement was looking for him," said Kevin Doll, spokesman for the Pasco County Sheriff's Office. The shooting happened last month inside the nightclub at 4527 U.S. 19 in New Port Richey. Several women were arguing when a man opened fire, deputies said. Irvin Watts Jr., 28, of Tarpon Springs died. Craig Fowler, 17, of Tarpon Springs was injured. Singleton was also a suspect in a Jan. 16 armed robbery and aggravated battery, Doll said. Timothy Aiello, 48, drove up to a party at 3351 Garfield Drive in Holiday in a white Cadillac Escalade and flashed a roll of cash, when Singleton tried to rob him, deputies said. Two bullets hit Aiello in the abdomen, while another grazed his head, a witness said at the time. Singleton, of 7102 Glory Ave., Zephyrhills, was booked into the Land O'Lakes jail on a charge of second-degree murder and armed robbery. He is being held in lieu of $250,000 bail.

DADE CITY

Reward for info on bank robber

Crime Stoppers of Tampa Bay is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the identification and arrest of the man who robbed a Wachovia Bank on Tuesday. The man went into the bank at 14210 Seventh St. about 1:30 p.m., told one of the tellers he was armed and demanded money. He received an undisclosed amount of cash and fled on foot. The suspect is described as a white man, 50 to 60 years of age, 5-feet-7 to 5-feet-8 tall, medium build, approximately 200 to 225 pounds, and was last seen wearing a green polo shirt, jeans, a khaki baseball cap and gray sneakers. Anyone with any information on the identity and whereabouts of this suspect and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-873-8477, report anonymously online at crimestopperstb.com or text "CSTB" plus your tip to CRIMES (274637).

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