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A murder charge was filed Tuesday against a 22-year-old Moreno Valley resident accused of gunning down a man in the parking lot of a Target store in Brea.

Thomas Allen Jenkins III, who also faces a sentence-enhancing allegation of the discharge of a firearm causing death, is scheduled to be arraigned at the Central Jail in Santa Ana.

Jenkins is accused of killing 44-year-old Alex Lin of Brea about 9:30 a.m. Saturday in the underground parking lot of the store at 855 E. Birch St., according to Brea Police Lt. Darrin Devereux.

Police suspect that Jenkins, who was arrested about 6:30 a.m. Sunday, shot Lin during a robbery, Devereux said.

Police arrived to find the mortally wounded victim, who had been shot several times, Devereux said.

—City News Service

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