Patrick Odoikyene was working as a private security officer at 4201 Via Marina Drive at the Shores apartment complex when he was fatally shot Monday at about 2:40 a.m.
The suspect was described as an African-American man in his late 30s to mid 40s, with a medium complexion. He stands approximately 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet 1 inch tall, and has a stocky/muscular build, shaved head and goatee.
The suspect was wearing a long-sleeve pullover black or blue hooded sweatshirt with white logo lettering on the front and back, and black pants. He was last seen running toward Dell Alley and the 3400 block of Via Dolce Street, according to the sheriff's department.
The suspect is considered armed and dangerous.
Sheriff's Homicide Detectives are asking for the public's assistance. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323) 890-5500, attention Detective Mark Lillienfeld or Detective Francis Hardiman.
If you prefer to provide information anonymously, you may call "Crime Stoppers" by dialing (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or texting the letters TIPLA plus your tip to CRIMES (274637), or by using the website http://lacrimestoppers.org.