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Seth A. Easley (Image provided by Beech Grove PD)
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BEECH GROVE, Ind. (WTHR) - A teenager and a man were killed Saturday morning when they attempted to rob two people working security outside "The Grove." The bar and eatery is located at Alton street and Emerson Avenue. The shooting happened just before 1 a.m.

One of those killed has been identified by police as 29-year-old Seth A. Easley. According to Beech Grove Mayor Dennis Buckley the pair were walking back and forth outside the bar when the pair approached a vehicle the security guards were sitting in. The 14-year-old boy pulled a gun that had been stolen in Greenwood, trying to rob the occupants.

Buckley says one of the guards had taken out a cell phone to call 911 when the two approached the car.

"The child demanded everything you have from both security guards, including a cell phone that was laying on the lap of one of the security guards," Buckley said.

One of the occupants rolled down the window and shot at the teen and Easley, killing them.

"I am very disheartened with society, we could do a lot better," Buckley said during a morning news conference. "There's something wrong when 14-year-old kids... 14-year-old kids should be home. This was one o'clock in the morning."

Buckley says the security guards were a mother and her son. According to a police report, the guards are 50-year-old Diana M Schakel and 23-year-old Steven Joseph Schakel. Both were taken to the police department for questioning and were released. Buckley says it is unlikely they will face charges.

"It was very, very scary. It was a very violent scene, I feel sorry for everybody involved," Buckley said.

Police have not yet released the names of the two who died.

"There's something wrong when 14 year old kids...14 year old kids should be home. This was one o'clock in the morning," Buckley said.

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