Two people are dead after a shooting in Beech Grove early Saturday morning – but it wasn’t a murder, it was a case of instant justice.
We’re all aware with the saying (which has admittedly become a bit of a cliche by now) that “the only thing that stops a good guy with a gun is a bad guy with a gun,” and in light of that quote, you’d think attacking a security guide would be the last thing you’d want to do (aside from robbing a gun store).
As Wish TV reported:
According to Beech Grove Mayor Dennis Buckley, the two were shot and killed when they walked up to two armed security guards that were sitting in a vehicle outside of the bar and pulled a gun on them.
“The two deceased walked up to the car, pulled a gun on the two security guards and said give me everything you have and they said we don’t have anything except the cell phone. He said give me your cell phone,” said Buckley.
The security guards were a mom and son. According to Buckley, the son was the one who shot the two. Both were pronounced dead on scene.
Police have identified the 29-year-old man killed as Seth Easley. The identity of the 14-year-old boy also killed has not yet been released.
According to Buckley, the 14-year-old was the one who allegedly pulled the gun on the security guards. He said the gun was loaded and reported stolen from Greenwood. He said Easley did not have a gun on him.
Nobody else was injured, but police say situations like this put the whole community at risk.
“We don’t want anybody to die during a robbery, I mean that is not the sentence for robbery, death, but if you do a robbery things like this can happen to the person doing the robbing, to the other person, to somebody just in the neighborhood,” said Captain Robert Mercuri of the Beech Grove Police Department.
The owner of the bar said that the guards noticed the two wannabe criminals acting suspiciously before the indicent.
“As far as I’m concerned my security did their job,” he said “Nothing happened in here which is what we’re after.”
Both of the security guards were brought in for questioning and released. They don’t face any risk of charges, given that they were obviously acting in self defense.
Regardless of your stance on the theory of evolution, trying to attack an armed security guard certainly counts as Darwinism in action.
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