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Man charged in Green Meadows shooting

A 25-year-old man has been charged with murder, accused of walking up to another man and fatally shooting him in Green Meadows in December, authorities said.

Terrell Jones, a black man, was taken into police custody April 28, according to online jail records.

Witness statements and video surveillance helped lead police to Jones as a suspect in the Dec. 29 shooting of Ian Antonio Davis-Alexander, said LAPD Det. Nathan Kouri.

Davis-Alexander, 23, was standing outside an apartment complex in the 900 block of E. 120th Street when a person walked up and opened fire, police previously told The Times.

Davis-Alexander wasn’t a gang member, but he lived in an area where two gangs have historically feuded and knew some gang members, Kouri said. 

Davis-Alexander could have been mistakenly targeted as a rival, but the motive for the shooting remains unclear.

Jones was charged May 2 with one count of murder and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon, according to a spokeswoman with the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

Jones pleaded not guilty that day and is due back in court May 24 for a preliminary hearing at the Compton Courthouse.

Contact the Homicide Report. Follow @nicolesantacruz and @latimeshomicide on Twitter.

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