A security guard found shot to death outside an upscale apartment complex in Marina del Rey has been identified as a South Los Angeles man.
Patrick Odoikyene, 47, was discovered in a parking lot early Monday with multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The investigation by sheriff's homicide detectives continued Tuesday. According to a statement from the sheriff's department, witnesses heard multiple gunshots and saw a man “wearing dark clothing and a dark hooded sweatshirt” running from the scene.
In an email sent Monday to residents of the Shores apartments, management identified the victim as a “courtesy patrol” team member. A person with knowledge of the incident who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the investigation was still ongoing said courtesy patrol members are employees of an outside firm who assist the complex's residents and visitors.
Sheriff’s officials later identified the dead man as an unarmed security guard who worked at the apartment complex.
According to The Times Homicide Report, only one other homicide has occurred in Marina del Rey since Jan. 1, 2007.
Shores is a 544-apartment complex that opened this year. Its developers and managers previously told The Times that the property was meant to target people seeking the California beach lifestyle and people who work in the technology, media and entertainment businesses flourishing on the Westside. Rents at the complex range from about $2,200 to about $4,000 per month.