Security guard shot, killed outside Atlanta recording studio

Security guard shot, killed outside Atlanta recording studio

ATLANTA — Police are investigating the shooting death of a beloved security guard outside a local recording studio.

The family of the victim gave Channel 2's Audrey Washington a picture of Scott Marthone, saying the shooting was senseless.

Police said they found the 30-year-old shot in the head in the parking lot of the Loud House Studios in northeast Atlanta.

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Someone approached Marthone and shot him twice in the head late Wednesday night, police said.

His brother told Washington that Marthone worked as a security guard there and that even though he was a competitive body builder, he was often concerned about his own safety while at the recording studio.

“I just feel like they killed him for no reason, you know. Like how do you kill someone for doing their job? We just miss him,” Tahlik Woodall said. “He took his job very serious and he was by the book, so they would hassle him about getting in and getting out of the studio.”


Atlanta homicide detectives believe this was no random shooting. They think Marthone was targeted.

Police impounded a couple of cars they suspect are connected to the murder and believe cameras in the area recorded what happened.

“We'll be checking the footage from the nearby businesses to see if we can find any other leads based on that footage,” said Atlanta police Lt. Andrea Webster.