Houston condominium complex guard fatally shot

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Associated Press

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 4:32 PM

HOUSTON (AP) — An armed security guard at a Houston condominium complex has been fatally shot and police are seeking a man who fled after being denied entry.

Police say the shooting happened early Friday near a small security structure at an entrance to the gated complex. Police say 51-year-old Rene Almeida was transported to a Houston hospital, where he was declared dead.

A gun belonging to Almeida, who was in his first week of guard work at the complex, has not been found.

Witnesses reported seeing a man trying to visit someone at the complex, but was not allowed to enter. Police say the man left. The guard was shot minutes later.

Police are reviewing security camera video.

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