On Friday Alexander M. Kozak, a security guard Coral Ridge Mall in Iowa, shot a woman three times in the back. Court records from Kozak’s Saturday morning arraignment show that the murder was likely premeditated, done in retaliation over complaints about sexual harassment.
River City radio station 1630 KCJJ reports:
Kozak had been a security guard at the mall but was fired earlier in the day due to complaints of sexual harassment of store employees. It’s believed he targeted the woman, who reportedly worked at the Iowa Children’s Museum, because her complaint was the last in a series and led to his firing.
After he was fired, Kozak drove to his apartment to retrieve his gun and returned to the mall where he shot and killed the woman. According to the Gazette, police have not yet released the name of his victim. The paper reports that she was shot around 7:30 p.m. and taken to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, she was pronounced dead at the hospital.
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