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Man pleads not guilty in Jack in the Box shooting

A 36-year-old man has pleaded not guilty in the fatal shooting of a man in the drive-thru at a South L.A. Jack in the Box in September.

Ronald Truitt, a black man, was charged Oct. 5 with one count of murder, attempted murder and two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.

Truitt is accused in the shooting of Emmanuel Arce, 30, on Sept. 27 about 5 a.m. in Adams-Normandie. The shooter is still not in custody, police said. 

Truitt pleaded not guilty Oct. 21. He is due back in court Nov. 20. 



Nov. 9, 11:37 a.m.: An earlier version of this article said that Ronald Truitt was accused of shooting Emmanuel Arce. Truitt was allegedly the driver in the shooting. 


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