An ex-con accused in the gang-related shooting death of a uniformed security guard, who was gunned down outside the unlicensed marijuana dispensary where he worked in Inglewood, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a murder charge.

Adhan Rasheed Clark, 25, of Paramount is charged in the April 11 slaying of Enrique Alvarado and also faces a charge of possession of firearm by a felon.

The criminal complaint includes allegations that Clark personally and intentionally discharged a handgun during the commission of the crime, that the attack was committed for the benefit of a criminal street gang, and that Clark has a 2012 conviction for grand theft.

He was arrested April 22 in the San Pedro area in connection with Alvarado’s killing, according to Inglewood Police Department Capt. Mark Fried.

Officers responded to a radio call of a victim down in a parking lot in the 11000 block of South Crenshaw Boulevard about 12:40 p.m. and found Alvarado suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Paramedics took the 22-year-old guard to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Fried said.

Clark is due back in an Inglewood courtroom Aug. 12, when a date is scheduled to be set for a hearing to determine if there is sufficient evidence to require him to stand trial.

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