Security guard dies in liquor store fire

August 2, 2012

A security guard died early Thursday morning following a fire at a liquor store on the north side of Indianapolis. Firefighters were called to the Community Spirits store at West 38th Street and North Capitol Avenue about 1:45 a.m. and found the guard inside the burning building. Police say the guard was about 15 minutes from ending his shift when he forced a female clerk to leave and began breaking liquor bottles and setting the contents on fire. The guard, who worked for Superior Security Co., was pronounced dead at the hospital an hour later. The fire caused about $95,000 in property damage.