Los Angeles County Criminal Courts Building. Photo by John Schreiber.
Los Angeles County Criminal Courts Building. Photo by John Schreiber.

A 33-year-old Alhambra man accused of killing one man and wounding another during a New Year’s Eve shootout in South Los Angeles pleaded not guilty Monday to murder and attempted murder.

Tyrone Jermaine Bell, who appeared in court in a wheelchair, is also facing gun allegations.

On Dec. 31, Bell got into an argument with two men at a home in the 8100 block of South Western Avenue, prosecutors said. While walking to the front door as if to leave, Bell spun around, pulled out a gun and opened fire, according to prosecutors.

Another man returned fire and in the ensuing gun battle, a man named Larry Dunn was killed and another man was wounded.

Bell was also shot and wounded.

Bail was set at $3.06 million. Bell is due back in court March 3, when a date will be set for a hearing to determine if there is enough evidence for him to stand trial.

If convicted, Bell faces a maximum sentence of more than 50 years to life in prison.

— City News Service

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