Los Angeles police today are looking for two men in connection with the fatal shooting of a North Hollywood security guard and the armed robbery of four people outside a West Hollywood nightclub.
Theater patrons found Charles R. Doll, 51, of Van Nuys at 11:45 p.m. Sunday on the fourth floor of an open-air parking structure behind Century 7 Theatres, 12827 Victory Blvd., North Hollywood, Lt. Ron La Rue said. He had been shot several times and died at the scene shortly after he was found.
La Rue said two men were seen running from the garage. Police would not say whether Doll had removed his weapon from its holster, adding it is not clear what led to the shooting.
A Honda Prelude found near the victim's body had been stolen by two men about 90 minutes earlier during an armed robbery in West Hollywood, La Rue said. Investigators said they believe the car thieves drove it to the theater complex and shot Doll when a confrontation erupted, La Rue said.
In the West Hollywood robbery, a man and three women were about to enter the Maniken nightclub when they were confronted by two armed men. The victims, whose names were not released, were robbed of their money and the car but were not injured, La Rue said. Police this morning were unable to identify the two suspects, he said.