The widow of a security guard shot to death at a Marina del Rey apartment complex in 2013 — allegedly by a subordinate — is suing the company where both men worked.

Patrick Addo Odoi-Kyene
Patrick Addo Odoi-Kyene
Hazel Yvonne Woods, who was married to the slain Patrick Addo Odoi-Kyene, filed the lawsuit Thursday in Los Angeles Superior Court against Ultimate Security Services as well as Shores Apartments and Byron Street, accused of being the shooter.

The suit alleges wrongful death, assault and battery and negligence. Woods seeks unspecified damages.

A representative for Ultimate Security Services could not be immediately reached.

Street worked as a security guard at the upscale apartment complex, but was suspended by Odoi-Kyene, 47, for bringing his girlfriend to work, according to authorities. Street allegedly shot Odoi-Kyene to death at the apartment complex on Dec. 30, 2013.

According to the lawsuit, Street was a convicted felon and ex-convict who used the alias of Curtis Boyd to get his job with the firm. The suit alleges that the security company failed to conduct a proper background check of Street, including a computerized fingerprint scan, before hiring him.

The complaint also alleges Shores Apartments was negligent in hiring Ultimate Security Services instead of a reputable agency to provide guards for the building.

Street, 48, was charged in January 2014 with one count of murder with a special circumstance allegation that the murder was committed during a burglary. Street is due in court Tuesday for a hearing in his criminal case.

— City News Service

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