Pony Club Indy security guard, patron killed in parking lot shooting identified

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Photo of shooting at Pony Club Indy courtesy of Ryan Liggett

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Two men are dead after a shooting outside of a club on the west side of Indianapolis.

Officers with the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department were dispatched to Pony Club Indy around 2:30 a.m. on a report of a person shot. When they arrived, they found a man on the front porch who had been shot multiple times. They also found a man who appeared to be dead lying near a car to the south of the club.

Police say the violence started when a disruptive customer was asked to leave the club.

"It appears that the deceased individual was inside the club possibly causing some sort of trouble," said IMPD Lt. Kerry Buckner.

Lt. Buckner says the customer had to be physically escorted to the parking lot, where he got into his car.

Detectives believe when the man drove past a security guard standing in front of the business, an argument escalated to gunfire.

"He drove around the front and words were exchanged. We don't know what was said exactly, but the person in the car had a weapon and shot the security guard who returned fire and it was a bad deal both ways," sad Buckner.

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With his car riddled by bullets, detectives say the customer drove to an adjacent business, but died on scene.

The security guard was rushed to a local hospital, but also died from his injuries.

Monday afternoon, the victims were identified as Damien Sutton, 34, and Nicholas Fine, 30.

While police think they know what happened, it's still not clear exactly which man fired the first shot.

Police are still investigating, but right now the shooting appears to be an isolated incident.

Officers are not searching for any other suspects. Anyone with additional information can still contact Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.

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