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Andrea Farrington, 20 Andrea Farrington, 20
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CORALVILLE (KWWL) - The victim in Friday's Coral Ridge Mall shooting was a Montezuma High School graduate who was working her dream job at the Children's Museum in the mall when she was killed.

Andrea Farrington, 20, was working in the welcome center at the museum's Coral Ridge Mall location when Coralville Police say Alex Kozak, 22, a mall security guard, shot her three times in the back.

Johnson County Attorney Janet Lyness told reporters gathered for a 4 p.m. Saturday press conference that Farrington and Kozak knew each other through both working at Coral Ridge Mall.

Kozak used a 9-millimeter Glock to shoot Farrington, according to Lyness.

A Coralville Police officer was already on scene for an unrelated matter when gunshots rang out around 7:30 p.m. Friday, according to Lyness.

Lyness declined to elaborate on a motive for the shooting or how the pair knew each other further.

An autopsy was done on Farrington's body on June 13, Lyness said. Results are pending.

Kozak fled the scene and was caught miles away on Interstate 80.

He is currently being held in the Muscatine County Jail on $10 million bond.
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