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Man arrested in New Port Richey nightclub shooting

NEW PORT RICHEY — A suspect in the May 15 shooting at Club Noctural 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.

Pasco County Sheriff's Office spokesman Kevin Doll said he did not know how marshals found Singleton or what he was doing Thursday night. A spokesman for the U.S. Marshall's office in Tampa did not respond to a request for comment.

"We believe he's been in the area, laying low, knowing that law enforcement was looking for him," Doll said.

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 wanted as 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. 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 another of armed robbery. He is being held in lieu of $250,000 bail.

Man arrested in New Port Richey nightclub shooting 06/11/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 5:20pm]
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