A 67-year-old security guard was found fatally shot yesterday morning at his Northwest Washington home, D.C. police reported.

The body of Vincent Arthur Healy of 7701 Georgia Ave. NW was found about 10:30 a.m. Sources said that Healy was shot several times and the body was found stuffed in a closet.

Police said they have no motive or suspects in the case and that the shooting did not appear to be work-related.

Healy had been employed as a security guard for Pinkerton's Inc. since 1968, a spokesman for the company said. For the past six years he was detailed to a special neighborhood watch in Kenwood, an exclusive residential section of Bethesda, the spokesman said.

Known as "the Captain," Healy patrolled a seven-mile area bounded by River Road and Bradley Boulevard and was a familiar figure to the residents there. His presence was credited with deterring crime and lowering the number of residential burglaries.

Healy's brother-in-law, Sterling Nair, said Healy joined Pinkerton's after retiring from the Air Force. Nair said Healy's wife of 10 years, Florence, died of cancer about a year ago.

"He was a big, well-dressed and precise fellow, very jovial and likable," Nair said.