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Security Guard Found Shot To Death At Upscale Marina Del Rey Apartment Complex

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An unarmed security guard at an expensive Marina del Rey apartment complex was found shot to death on the property early Monday morning.

Patrick Odoikyene, 47, was found at the Shores apartments, a brand new location where he worked as a "courtesy patrol officer," according to City News Service. Witnesses heard two men arguing and doors slamming before two gunshots rang out around 2:45 a.m. Odoikyene's body was found between two luxury cars in the complex's parking lot.

Odoikyene's murder is the first of its kind in Marina Del Rey since New Years Day 2007. Residents have described him as a pleasant and helpful person who had just recently moved to Los Angeles from Ghana.

The L.A. County Sheriff's Department is saying that Odoikyene was targeted and there is no indication that it is a random killing, NBC 4 reports. Authorities are looking for an African-American male in a dark hooded sweatshirt who was seen running from the apartments that night. Anyone with information is urged to contact the LASD at 323-890-5500.

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