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Man pleads not guilty in April shooting death in Vermont Knolls

An 18-year-old man has pleaded not guilty in the April 9 shooting death of a man outside a liquor store, authorities said.

Jordyn Clemons, who is black, was charged June 20 with one count of murder, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. On July 5, Clemons pleaded not guilty, according to court records.

Clemons is accused of shooting Charles Louis Nevils, 33, outside a liquor store in the 6400 block of South Vermont Avenue. According to police, Nevils got into a fight with Clemons outside the liquor store and was shot. Nevils staggered inside and collapsed.

Witnesses helped identify Clemons, said Los Angeles Police Det. Chris Barling. Barling declined to say what the fight was about.

Clemons, who is being held on $3 million bail, is due back in court July 21, according to court records.

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

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