INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The sister of the man shot and killed early Monday while working as a security guard at an Indianapolis strip club is in shock.
Katherine Tex said about her brother, 30-year-old Nicholas Fine, “He was just doing his job. He was just doing what he was supposed to do, which was be the security guard, and protect the girls and protect the people inside the building.”
“When Nick was on shift you just knew everything was going to run smooth because he wouldn’t allow anything else.”
Tex says, because of the nature of her brother’s job, he was allowed to have a gun and had a gun permit.
According to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, officers were called to the area of Lafayette Road and 38th Street about 2:30 a.m. for a report of a person shot. IMPD said a patron of The Pony club, Damien Sutton, 34, had been escorted out of the facility. It was still unclear on Monday night why Sutton had to be escorted from the strip club.
Sutton went to his car, drove to the front of the building at 3551 Lafayette Road, and started a fight with Fine, who was standing guard alone at the front of the club.
Then Sutton started shooting.
Police say Fine shot back and hit Sutton in his car.
Sutton died at the club. Fine later died at the hospital.
Tex, who had previously worked at the club as a cocktail waitress, said her brother had worked there off and on for five years and said only minor scuffles have happened at the club in the past.
“It’s just all not fair,” Tex said. “Just go home. You don’t have to fight. You don’t have to pull a gun. You don’t have to do all that. You just have to go home! Let it go.”
Fine’s family holds no ill will toward the strip club. They just wish Fine would not have been outside the business alone.
The Pony declined to comment for this story.