Slain security guard identified; police say guards were targeted

Two security guards were shot at Central Gardens Apartments in Capitol Heights, Maryland, on July 17, 2015. One died. (WTOP/Jamie Forzato)
Two security guards were shot at Central Gardens Apartments in Capitol Heights, Maryland, on July 17, 2015. One died. (WTOP/Jamie Forzato) (WTOP/Jamie Forzato)
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Two security guards were shot at Central Gardens Apartments in Capitol Heights, Maryland, on July 17, 2015. One died. (WTOP/Jamie Forzato)

WASHINGTON — One security guard is dead and another wounded after a shooting at an apartment complex in Capitol Heights where they worked early Friday.

Prince George’s County police say that Adrian Kinard, 26, of Northeast D.C., was shot by his car, which was parked at the Central Gardens Apartments. He died later at the hospital.

A second guard was also shot and suffered lower body injuries. He was hospitalized in stable condition, said Lt. Jarriel Jordon.

Police have not released his name.

“It appears they were targeted,” Jordon said. “At the time of the shooting, the security guards were at their cars doing their paperwork.”

The shooting occurred around 1 a.m., police say.

Surveillance video near the scene was being collected. And Jordan said a black Dodge Charger was seen leaving the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. A $25,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to arrests and convictions.

The investigation closed Central Avenue between Addison Road and Pepper Mill Road. Police reopened it around 5:30 a.m.

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