Portland Security Officer Shot to Death privateofficer.com #PrivateOfficerNews

PORTLAND, Ore. Aug 10 2016 Portland police are still investigating the shooting death of a Portland security officer who was killed Sunday night.

Luccas McNeill, 28, worked as the overnight supervisor for a local security company. He was patrolling an area on NE 81st Avenue around 11:55 p.m. when someone shot and killed him, leaving his body in the street.

Witnesses said they heard a car speed away after shots were fired.

Police do not have a motive or a suspect at this time.

Family members say that they are struggling with the news of his death. He was a good man and they can’t understand who would have done this.

McNeill’s family set up a GoFundMe page to help with funeral costs.

Anyone with information about a possible suspect in the case should call police.

Chicago School security officer shot to death privateofficer.com #PrivateOfficerNews

Chicago IL Aug 9 2016 Luis Marin, a former TSA agent who now works security at Chicago Public Schools, was fatally shot in the South Deering neighborhood early Sunday.

Someone shot Marin several times in the head about 4:25 a.m. in the 11600 block of South Torrence, and he was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:05 a.m., according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Police said the attack stemmed from a domestic dispute and home invasion that happened earlier in the 10700 block of South Avenue N.

Marin, 29, was a graduate of St. Francis de Sales High School who worked for the TSA until 2013, according to an agency spokesman. He most recently worked as a school security officer at Henry Clay Elementary School, according to CPS.

No one was in custody as of early Monday as Area South detectives investigate.

SC security officer murdered during robbery privateofficer.com #PrivateOfficerNews

SPARTANBURG COUNTY, S.C. Aug 2 2016—A 16-year-old arrested Monday morning in connection with a deadly shooting of an off duty security officer during a possible robbery.

Clayton Williams Jones, of Willow Run Terrace, faces a list of charges, including murder, Lt. Kevin Bobo said.

Jones is charged as an adult due to the severity of the offenses, but by law, he still must be kept separate from the adult population at the detention facility, Bobo said.

“It’s just really tragic to know that this situation occurred and to know that it was one of the across the street neighbors who would have done this,” neighbor Barbara Williams said.

Deputies were called around 6 a.m. to a home on Willow Run Terrace on reports of a shooting.

Coroner Rusty Clevenger identified the victim as 60-year-old George Kevin Rush. Officials with the North Spartanburg Fire Department said Rush was on the board of commissioners and was previously a volunteer firefighter with the department. He also worked as a security guard.

Rush’s wife said she heard a gunshot in the carport and found her husband and the teenager, Wright said.

“She said that (her husband) was leaving about 6 o’clock to go to work and she heard a shot. She said she ran down the hall and she saw the guy that was standing there,” said Patricia Norris, a neighbor who has known the victim for years. “I’m heartbroken, because I care a lot for them.”

Wright said Rush’s gun was found at the crime scene. Wright said Rush had a concealed weapons permit.

“We think that might be weapon that was used, but we’re not sure yet,” Wright said.

Wright said the teenager kicked out the window of a patrol car while he was being taken to the detention center.

“The young man was very violent,” Wright said.

The Assistant Fire Chief for the North Spartanburg Fire District released the following statement: “It is with sadness that I have to report the death of Commissioner George K. Rush. George was tragically shot at his home this morning.George has been a commissioner with the department since 2007, he served as a volunteer firefighter prior to that for several years. George has been an advocate for both the fire department and the community he has served. He continued to be active while working his full time job at Synthomer Polymers and working part time as a security guard. George was quiet, thoughtful, and always willing to help anyone in need. We ask for prayers for the family in this tragic time. In addition to the family, we also ask for prayers for the family of the alleged teenager shooter. This is a tough time for everyone.”

Along with murder, Jones is charged with possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, and malicious injury to property, Bobo said.

Houston security officer killed in shoot-out privateofficer.com #PrivateOfficerNews


HOUSTON TX July 30 2016– A shoot-out in Houston has left a security officer dead.

Authorities have identified the security guard they said was killed during a shootout at a northwest Houston strip mall Thursday afternoon.

Police say that a retail space in the strip mall  appeared to be an inconspicuous vacant shop that reads “for lease” was anything but.

A peak inside the back door shows a row of gaming machines; authorities said this is game room and the person working security is now dead.

“This business has only been open for a few months. And it’s unfortunate that someone comes in here a takes the life of another for nothing,” Todd Colbert, a detective with Houston Police Homicide, said.

Authorities said around 3:15 Thursday afternoon someone came in to rob the place and ended up getting into a shootout with the security officer who is now identified by Houston police as 34-year-old Pedro Garcia.

I saw a Hispanic lady, she came to my store saying, ‘I’m scared, I’m scared.’ I asked her why. She said, ‘We got robbed, we got robbed over there, another store owner said.

Both the gunman and Garcia were hit. Garcia was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital, where he later died.

Garcia’s death has left the businesses at this shopping strip shaken.

The gunman, who police said was hit in the leg, was able to get away with another person who was waiting in a truck. Police are still looking for the pair.

Albuquerque Security Officer Gunned Down privateofficer.com #PrivateOfficerNews

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. July 17 2016 — An Albuquerque security officer who was working at an apartment complex near Gibson and San Mateo SE was gunned down early Friday morning, and the shooter remained on the loose Friday night.

Albuquerque police identified the man killed as 46-year-old Stephen Wills.

“Wills is an honorably discharged Army veteran, father, and dedicated employee of a local private security company who provides security patrols to local businesses,” APD spokesman Tanner Tixier said in an email Friday evening. Nobody was in custody Friday, and police hadn’t released any suspect information.

Wills’ ex-wife, Tina Dunlap, said in a phone interview that he moved from Washington State to Albuquerque in 1996 to attend college. His Facebook page says he had studied fire science at the University of New Mexico.

Dunlap said they had two children and seven grandchildren together. She was at a doctor’s office with one of them when she found out he had been killed, she said.

Police have not offered many details about what happened. Officers were called to a shooting at the Pearl at Spring Creek apartment complex in the 5600 block of Gibson SE around 1:30 a.m. and found Wills dead in the parking lot.

Jackson security guard walking home from work dies after being hit by car privateofficer.com #PrivateOfficerNews

JACKSON, Miss. July 15 2016 —A security guard walking home from work Tuesday was struck by an SUV and later died, authorities said.

Dexter Parker, 27, was walking about 11 p.m. on Ridgewood Road near Adkins Boulevard when he was hit by a 2007 Chevy Suburban, Jackson police said. The driver remained at the scene and spoke to officers about the accident, police said.

Parker was taken to the University of Mississippi Medical Center, where he died Wednesday.

No charges have been filed. The crash is under investigation.

LODD: Security Supervisor Joseph Zangaro

Security Supervisor Joseph Zangaro | Berrien County Trial Court, Michigan

Security Supervisor Joseph Zangaro
Berrien County Trial Court, Michigan

End of Watch: Monday, July 11, 2016
Bio & Incident Details
Age: 61
Tour: 35 years
Cause: Gunfire
Weapon: Officer’s handgun
Offender: Shot and killed

Security Supervisor Joe Zangaro and Court Officer Ron Kienzle were shot and killed inside the Berrien County Courthouse by an inmate who was attempting to escape at approximately 2:25 pm.

A court officer and a Berrien County sheriff’s deputy were in the process of removing the prisoner from a holding cell in a corridor behind a courtroom when the man attacked them. The prisoner was able to disarm one of the officers and opened fire, striking them both. The man escaped into a public hallway where he shot a civilian and exchanged shots with two other court officers, striking one of them, before being killed by return gunfire.

The inmate was in court for two counts of criminal sexual conduct, kidnapping, assault with a dangerous weapon, and domestic assault.

Security Supervisor Zangaro had served as the Berrien County Trial Court’s director of security for 10 years after having retired from the Michigan State Police after 25 years.

Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:

Honorable Gary J. Bruce, Chief Judge
Berrien County Trial Court
811 Port Street
St. Joseph, MI 49085
Phone: (269) 983-7111

Cincinnati security officer charged in murder of cancer patient privateofficer.com #PrivateOfficerNews

CINCINNATI OH July 7 2016 —A woman who heard her Roselawn neighbor had died first thought it was from the terminal cancer she had been fighting for years.

More than a dozen police officers went to an apartment Monday at 1502 Section Road.

That is where investigators found Tammy Wiley, 54, dead. According to court documents, her mouth, eyes and nose were covered in duct tape.

“It’s sad,” Reggie Bell, who lives just down the street, said. “I saw the yellow tape and the crime scene unit, and I thought ‘Wow, something really major just went down.’”

A relative said the family is totally distraught and can’t imagine the kind of person who would victimize someone like this.

Friends say the woman only had a short time to live, making her death seem even more mysterious.

When one neighbor was asked why he thought someone would want to take a chance on being convicted for murder when the victim was terminally ill, he gave this response.

“Maybe the killer didn’t know her,” the man, who didn’t want to be identified, said.

Officers arrested Kayle Taylor, 27, late Monday. Authorities said he was wearing a security guard uniform at the time of his arrest.

Taylor was charged with aggravated murder and aggravated burglary. Court records state that duct tape, clothing from Wiley’s condominium and other items were found at Taylor’s home.

Investigators spent time at two crimes scenes inside the apartment building. They said Wiley lived downstairs from Taylor.

Dozens of bags of evidence were carried out of the apartment and put into the crime scene unit. Police searched garbage cans behind the apartment building.

Investigators spent nearly 12 hours processing the scene with the added hurdle of finding a judge to sign a search warrant on a holiday.

Southern Methodist University police officer swept away in flood presumed dead privateofficer.com #PrivateOfficerNews


Dallas TX July 7 2016

An off duty Southern Methodist University police officer identified now as

Officer Mark McCullers who was working as a private security officer was swept away during flooding and presumed dead.

Dallas police report that the officer was working security at a construction site during a heavy rain event that caused sudden flooding in the metro area.

Police say that they know that he was swept into the flooded Turtle Creek early Tuesday and has not been seen since.

The search for the officer initially focused on the area around Blackburn Street in Uptown.

In a news conference about 11 a.m., officials said they had expanded the search to a 2-mile area between Fitzhugh Avenue and the Trinity River. The search is being treated as a recovery effort instead of a rescue, they said.
The search team appeared to discover something in the water and secure is about 1:30 p.m., but it remains unclear what they found.

A Dallas Fire-Rescue team with sonar technology is trying to locate the officer, who lost contact with authorities shortly after 1:30 a.m. Water in the area has receded, which officials said will help with the search.

The officer called the dispatcher letting her know that his car was being moved by rising water and that he was trapped inside.

Water was more than twelve feet high in some of the flooded areas.

Police are not releasing the name of the officer at this time.

Man described by cops as ‘heartless criminal’ indicted in shooting death of security guard privateofficer.com #PrivateOfficerNews

Birmingham AL June 30 2016 A Jefferson County grand jury has indicted a 20-year-old Birmingham man in the slaying of a security guard and in an unrelated burglary that left a woman injured.

Michael Maurice Bragg was indicted Friday on charges of capital murder in the 2015 shooting death of 28-year-old Maurice Dukes, according to court records make public today.
The indictment says Bragg shot Dukes with a pistol while Dukes was still inside his car.
Bragg has been locked up in the Jefferson County Jail since February.

Dukes was a supervisor with Imperial Security, was slain while he was on duty in October. Birmingham police were summoned to the Park at Wood Station at 6105 First Ave. South just after 7 a.m. on Oct. 20, 2015. The 64-unit mixed income is part of the Woodlawn Foundation revitalization efforts.

Authorities said they were notified by the security company after Dukes couldn’t be reached after his shift ended at 6 a.m. Officers arrived on the scene and found Dukes dead inside his blue Ford Mustang. He had gunshot wounds to the left arm and shoulder.

Dukes had worked for Imperial for five years, and had been assigned to the Woodlawn apartment complex since November 2014. His family gathered at the scene, emotional as they learned of Dukes’ death. “He didn’t have any problems with anybody,” his twin brother, Marquez Dukes, said at the time. “All he did was go to work and come home. He was a family man.”

Authorities said Dukes was targeted for the robbery. Investigators don’t believe the two men knew each other. Dukes’ iPad, handgun, and white iPhone 6 with gold backing, were missing. None of the three items were ever recovered.

Bragg was arrested in June 2015 on the theft of property charge after police say he stole a laptop worth $500 and $200 in cash from another man. Court records show that on Nov. 20, 2015, exactly one month after Dukes’ killing, Bragg pleaded guilty to misdemeanor theft. He received a 12-month suspended sentence.

Birmingham police announced Bragg’s arrest in February. The announcement came following Bragg’s arrest on a burglary charge that, according to records, happened on Feb. 22. In that case, the indictment says he broke into a woman’s home and injured her when he threw a glass cup at her, causing a large cut to her arm and neck. During that incident, according to the indictment, Bragg stole a laptop computer, a cell phone, a pair of $154 tennis shoes and the woman’s purse.

At a preliminary hearing held in March in Duke’s death, a detective testified that a person stepped forward and gave Bragg’s name as a possible suspect.
As a result of that, the detective said, police talked with four people who knew Bragg. Two males said that Bragg had asked them both to break the code to get into a white iPhone with gold backing.
Bragg’s girlfriend initially told detectives she had no knowledge of the shooting, but called them back three months later to say had later learned about Bragg’s involvement in the shooting around Christmastime, Johnson said.
The girlfriend said she and Bragg were at an apartment where they were living when Bragg went into a bathroom and got on a cellphone. Bragg told the person on the other end of the phone conversation “I haven’t been sleeping and I need to get this off my chest,” the girlfriend reportedly told police.

The girlfriend reported she then overheard Bragg talk about killing of the security guard for the purpose of getting his iPhone, a detective testified.
When Bragg came out of the bathroom, the girlfriend reported she confronted Bragg and told him “you killed a man over an iPhone 6? I would have bought you an iPhone 6.”


Palm Beach security officer killed in crash privateofficer.com #PrivateOfficerNews

Family mourns death of father of three killed in West Palm crash photo

Palm Beach FL June 26 2016 The family sat together Friday afternoon in the dimly lit living room at their home in West Palm Beach.

With scented candles burning, they mourned the loss of Michael Waddle — their father, husband and uncle, who died Thursday night in a car crash just miles from home.

“We’re still coming to terms,” his wife, Jeanette Waddle, said as her youngest son laid his head in her lap and began to sob. “He was on his way to work.”

Michael Waddle, 50, was heading to his job as a security guard at Ballenisles in Palm Beach Gardens around 10:30 p.m Thursday when his Ford F350 hit a Kia Sorento and flipped near Summit Boulevard and Kirk Road. He was about two miles from his home on Berkshire Drive, located just west of South Congress Avenue and north of Forest Hill Boulevard. The driver of the Kia, Dorethea Collier, 54, was also about two miles from her Gun Club Road home. She was taken to JFK Hospital with serious injuries.

Waddle’s family rushed to the scene of the crash and stayed for three hours as emergency crews used the Jaws of Life to get Waddle’s body out, his wife said. Michael Waddle was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office accident report.

Waddle’s eldest son, Sebastian, said: “For me to go to the scene and have my (little) brother ask, ‘where’s dad, where’s dad?’ …” Sebastian Waddle’s voice trailed off, and he shook his head.

Waddle had worked as an Emergency Medical Technician for 21 years, most recently with Greenacres Fire Rescue, a job he left a year ago after an injury. He loved being part of fire rescue, his nephew Nick Waddle said.

Waddle was driving west on Summit approaching Kirk Road while Collier was heading northbound on Kirk approaching Summit. As both entered the intersection, Waddle’s truck collided with the passenger side of Collier’s car, overturned and came to a stop when it crashed into a cement pole.

Jeanette Waddle said, “When we got to the scene … his chief was the one who broke the news.”

Michael Waddle’s dedication to the job has inspired his oldest son. “I want to be a firefighter just like you,” Sebastian, who will be 18 in July, said he told his dad when he was younger. Now, “I need to go and get my EMT. This is just more motivation to do this for my family,” he said.

Family members said Michael Waddle will most be remembered for his commitment to them and his love for fishing.

“We were always together, which makes it even harder,” Sebastian said. “He would always take us fishing. He would hook it and I would reel it in.”

Waddle is survived by two sons, Sebastian and Christopher, a daughter, Sebrina, and his wife.

“He was our back support,” Sebastian said. “I still need him, I still needed to learn from him.”


Security officer gunned down during robbery privateofficer.com #PrivateOfficerNews

AURORA CO June 20 2016  – The Aurora Police Department is investigating a robbery at a marijuana dispensary in southeast Aurora that left a security officer dead.

Police responded to Green Heart Marijuana Dispensary, located at 19005 East Quincy Avenue, at 9:44 p.m. Saturday on reports of a robbery with shots fired.

When they arrived, they found a security guard suffering from multiple gunshot wounds inside the dispensary.

The victim was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. His identity is not being released at this time.

Aurora Police are looking for two men who are possible suspects.

Investigators from the Major Crimes/Homicide Unit and Crime Scene Investigations Unit responded to the dispensary to take over the investigation.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact Agent Matthew Ingui at 303-739-6067.

Anonymous tips can also be given to Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867. Tipsters may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

At Least 3 Security Officers Killed in Orlando Attack privateofficer.com

At Least 3 Security Officers Killed in Orlando Attack
Our news desk has now confirmed with law enforcement and with the family of one of the victims in the Orlando nightclub massacre that at least three persons working security at the nightclub were killed.
The family of a female security officer said that she recently moved to Orlando from Massachusetts and was working security at the club when she was shot to death.
We will working today to find out the name of those security personnel killed and if there were more than three security officers killed.

Motel Security Officer Killed-4 Others Shot privateofficer.com

PHOENIX AZ June 7 2016

A security officer on duty at a motel and a guest were shot dead and a third person is in critical condition after a black male entered the motel and began firing at everyone inside the lobby area.

According to the Phoenix Police Department emergency crews were called out to a shooting at a Motel 6 near Interstate 17 and Northern Avenue around 10:30 p.m.

Officer James Holmes said a 44-year-old security guard and a man in his 50s were pronounced dead at a hospital. A 25-year-old motel clerk is listed in extremely critical condition.

Holmes said the suspect then shot at a red pickup truck in the parking lot. The 46-year-old man and 32-year-old woman in the truck had just arrived at the motel with the intent to get a room but attempted to flee when they saw the suspect with a gun. They both were shot, but their injuries are not life-threatening.

He then went into an apartment complex and approached a man, woman and 4-month-old child at gunpoint. He demanded their vehicle and ordered the man into the passenger side of the car. The car later broke down on Interstate 17 and the suspect got out, leaving the kidnapped man inside.

Holmes said the suspect then carjacked another vehicle at gunpoint and fled south on I-17.

Officers followed the suspect to the area of Watkins and 16th streets, north of University Drive, where he came upon a dead end. He crashed the vehicle and fled to a field in the area. Holmes said the suspect was quickly confronted by police and shot himself in the head. He is in extremely critical condition at a local hospital.

“We know that we have five shooting victims, but we have upwards of 12 different victims, including a couple of car crashes with the carjacked vehicle as it went from here to South Phoenix,” Holmes said.

Police do not know what led up to the shooting. The investigation into the incident is continuing.

Two NYC Security Officers Killed in Gunfire privateofficer.com #PrivateOfficerNews

Manhattan NY May 31 2016 Security officers working at a concert and an apartment building were both shot to death in a week-end that has seen extreme violence for private security.

NYPD confirmed that a security officer working at the high rise building refused to allow a man into the building after he had been involved in an earlier altercation. The man left but then soon returned and began to fight with the security officer before shooting him.

A second shooting of a security officer occurred at the Irving Plaza during a Hip-Hop concert and police just confirmed that the man, identified as Ronald McPhatter, 33, was killed when he intervened in a confrontation involving several people during the concert event. At least two other people were also shot during the incident.

These shootings bring the total number of security personnel killed this week-end to four and at least ten more have been shot.

SC security officer shot to death privateofficer.com #PrivateOfficerNews

Dorchester SC May 30 2016

Police report that a security officer was shot and killed during a confrontation at a Colleton County nightclub.

The Dorchester County man was shot and killed and a second man critically injured at the nightclub early Saturday morning.

Colleton County Coroner Richard Harvey reports that Jesse Guy, 38, of Dorchester was pronounced dead at the Trauma Center at Trident Medical Center in Summerville.
Harvey said medical center officials reported Guy had been killed by a single gunshot to the torso.

A second man, whose identity has not been released as yet, was also shot during the disturbance outside Club Leon on Round O Road.
Lt. Shane Roberts, the public information officer for the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office, says an emergency calls sent deputies and Colleton County Fire-Rescue personnel to the nightclub Saturday at about 3:30 a.m.
Guy and the second gunshot victim were security guards at the nightclub. Roberts said that the two men were shot outside the club following a disturbance at the club.

Roberts said the investigation into the shooting death is still in its early stages.
A motive for the shooting still has not been determined and deputies were still attempting to learn the identity of the suspect or suspects involved in the incident.

Note: This the second security officer killed and the seventh security officer shot during the past 72 hours.

DALLAS TX SECURITY OFFICER SHOT TO DEATH privateofficer.com #PrivateOfficerNews


A security officer was killed and another person sent to the hospital after a double shooting outside a Dallas nightclub.
Dallas police confirmed the death early this morning but gave few other details.

Officers were called to a club at 1919 Riverfront Boulevard shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday.

According to Lieutenant Latoya Porter, shots were fired among a group of people gathered outside the club.

The security guard struck several times and was pronounced dead at a hospital.
One other person shot but is expected to survive, Porter said.

The investigation is ongoing said Porter and no further information was released.

Arrest made in 2007 killing of Florida security officer privateofficer.com #PrivateOfficerNews

Clearwater FL May 18 2016 Clearwater Police Detective Michael Hasty said finding a witness to talk was the toughest part in solving Leon Dash’s murder.

“This murder occurred in front of probably close to 200 people, yet almost nobody was willing to cooperate with the police and tell us what they saw,” he said.

In 2007, Dash, a security guard, was trying to break up a fight outside the now closed Atrium Martini Bar in downtown Clearwater.

He was punched in the melee, hitting his head on the ground. Dash later died from his injuries.

For years Davis’ father and sisters waited for the killer’s arrest.

“He was not just another number. He was my father’s only son. Our only brother. And really loving,” his sister Ladwayna said to us in 2013.

Police said a combination of witness statements and more hard evidence finally led to the arrest of Preston Bell, who is charged with manslaughter.

Bell is already in jail on other unrelated charges including attempted murder.

Police hope with Bell behind bars, other witnesses will feel more comfortable coming forward.

While the Dash family can find some relief, they are still living with another unsolved mystery.

Leon’s mother, Margaret Dash, disappeared in 1974, never coming home from a trip to the store.

Detective Hasty said he is happy to give this family at least some closure.

“The fact that this particular family has suffered exponentially more than any of our others, we are certainly mindful of that. We remain diligent in this case as well as all of the unresolved cold case homicides we’ve been investigating,” he said.

Dash’s family said they are relieved that Bell was arrested, but believe others were involved in Leon’s death.

Hamilton Canada security guard shot to death privateofficer.com #PrivateOfficerNews


Hamilton Canada May 15 2016

Detectives believe the victim of a fatal shooting outside a downtown night club early Friday was targeted.

Police say 46-year-old Vincenzo Lofaro of Hamilton was shot and killed outside Club Seventy Seven on King William Street.

“It would appear that he was targeted, but we don’t yet know why,” acting Det. Sgt. Dave Oleniuk said Friday evening.

Lofaro, a security guard for the club, was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:20 a.m., Oleniuk said.

It was the city’s 10th homicide of 2016.

Lofaro was coming out of the club at the time of the shooting, Oleniuk said.

There are unconfirmed reports a woman was taken to hospital after the shooting.

Oleniuk would only say a woman, who was Lofaro’s friend, was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Police are looking for at least two male suspects, he said, noting likely more people were involved.

Suspect descriptions are not being released at this point, he added.

“We have quite a bit of video/statements and descriptions … forthcoming,” Oleniuk said. “We do not want to put out contradictory information, so we will be delaying any release of a description and/or vehicle involvement.”

Earlier reports said police were looking for a car said to have driven from the scene after the shooting.

Kassie L’Homme met Lofaro at Club Seventy Seven, where she goes almost every Saturday night with a large group of friends. She said Lofaro usually worked security outside in the “smokers’ area.”

He was a “really outgoing guy” who loved making people laugh, said L’Homme, 19.

“There was never a time that I’ve seen him without a smile on his face.”

She said Lofaro also worked as a school crossing guard. Facebook photos show him wearing an orange reflective safety vest and matching hat.

L’Homme said going to the club won’t be the same without him. Her group of friends plans to lay flowers outside as a tribute.

Oleniuk said police don’t know if the shooting is related to the club, which was closed by the time it happened.

Club Seventy Seven hosted hip-hop artist N.O.R.E. (a.k.a. Noreaga) for a concert Thursday night.

At the scene, a witness said he heard at least six or seven shots, but did not see anything.

Officers were seen Friday morning interviewing residents of a condo building across the street as they emerged from their homes.

The Club Seventy Seven area has been the scene of previous violence. In 2008, a man was shot and wounded outside the club.

In 2006, one man was fatally stabbed and another wounded in a knife attack.

Security guard shot to death when he answers his door privateofficer.com #PrivateOfficerNews

Rashaun Ahart, 35, was killed after he was shot through the door of his Bronx apartment on Monday.

Bronx NY May 12 2016 Death came knocking.

Rashaun Ahart was home with relatives when he heard the knock at the door of his second-floor Bronx apartment just before 8:45 p.m. Monday, cops said.

When he went to answer it, a gunman opened fire through the door of the home on Creston Ave. near E. 182nd St. in Fordham Heights, officials said. Ahart, 35, was hit several times in the chest.

“It was crazy. It was like ‘bang bang bang’, ten shots in a row,” said a neighbor who gave his name as Jay.

Ahart was rushed to St. Barnabas Hospital in critical condition and later died there, officials said.

No one has been arrested in his killing.

Despite a troubled past, Ahart was on a positive path, and raising his young daughter after her mother’s death last year from liver disease, according to neighbor Robert Young, 67.

Ahart threw a birthday party for his daughter just last week.

“People want to focus on the past, but he was really a good person,” Young said. “He got a job and was taking care of his daughter.”

Ahart worked as a security guard at a local sneaker store, neighbors said.

Ahart was answering a knock at his door on Creston Ave. near E. 182nd St.Ahart was answering a knock at his door on Creston Ave. near E. 182nd St. (GOOGLE)

He had more than 20 prior arrests including a 2009 bust for assault, police sources said. Many of his other arrests are sealed.

Building super Juan Rios, 57, said a steady stream of visitors have stopped by since Ahart’s death.

“A lot of his friends have come out now to mourn,” he said.

Outside Ahart’s apartment building, friends and relatives of the man they knew as “Biggs” lit candles and laid down flowers in his memory Tuesday.

On Facebook, several dozen people posted messages about Ahart’s death.

Stephanie Green described him as a “giant with a big heart.”

“You would always have the biggest smile and the biggest heart,” she wrote.

“It’s so sad to see a good father gone to violence and so much hate,” another friend wrote.

“I hate the fact that low life … took you away from your daughter and family.”

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