Suspect In Hollywood Slayings Considered Armed and Dangerous: LAPD

HOLLYWOOD, CA – Authorities on Tuesday identified a suspect in the shooting deaths of a man and woman in front of their three young children in Hollywood on Thursday.

Marvin Francell Williams, 32, is wanted for murder and is believed to be armed and dangerous, investigators say. Police believe Williams had previously dated the slain woman. Security footage from the scene showed the victims walking down the street with a man moments before they were shot.

Police responding to multiple reports of gunshots shortly after 11 p.m. in the 6100 block of Carlos Avenue on Thursday found the bodies of Ajani Patridge, 40, of Los Angeles, and Nadia Campbell, 35, of ‘Hollywood in the street. Campbell’s three children were nearby in a parked car, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

“Nadia’s three young children were in a nearby vehicle when the murders took place,” according to an LAPD statement. “The suspect was in a romantic relationship with Campbell and this crime involved domestic violence. … He should be considered armed and dangerous.”

Patridge and Campbell died at the scene, according to the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.

Williams was described as black, 5ft 11in, weighing around 160lbs, with black hair and eyes. He has several neck tattoos. Williams is from the Compton area and was last seen walking north on Vista Del Mar Avenue after committing the murders.

“If the suspect is seen, do not approach him,” the LAPD warned.

Anyone with information about the crime has been asked to call LAPD West Bureau Homicide Detectives at 213-382-9470 or 877-LAPD-247.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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