Security guard shot to death while on the job in Northwest Fresno

FRESNO, California (KFSN) -- Security guard, retail store manager, and now murder victim. Carl Williams, 25-year-old, was identified by his coworkers as the man killed Thursday night.

"I've really got to know Carl and he was a class act-- there was no other way to put it," said Robert Sanchez, coworker.

The night of Williams' murder company leaders said he was working at the Motel 6 to assist another officer-- one of several locations he managed.

Fresno Police said a couple who were not following the rules of the motel got into a fight with two security guards. The suspect shot Williams multiple times and killed him and police said that man is still on the run.

But what police do have is surveillance video from cameras all over the motel-- with a clear image of the suspect.

"We have some very, very, good leads, some very good video, and we're attempting to locate the suspect," said Chief Jerry Dyer, Fresno Police.

For two years Williams worked as a supervisor for Monument Security. The company said he was never armed because he didn't have a license to carry a weapon.

"He lost his life in the line of duty doing security work. It's a tragedy for the security industry. He was well respected within the industry and definitely well respected within this company," said Sanchez.

Williams' company said his family is devastated and have set up a memorial fund at Bank of America in his name.
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