FAIRFIELD — One of two suspects in a May 1 shooting near Laurel Creek Park that wounded two people pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and weapons charges during a brief court appearance Tuesday.
Deonta King, 26, was ordered to return to court May 27 for a probable cause hearing in front of Judge Donna Stashyn. He remains in jail with bail set at $5 million.
King’s alleged accomplice, Terry McClure, 26, also made a brief court appearance Tuesday. McClure, who has not entered pleas to attempted murder and weapons charges, said he was still trying to hire a lawyer. He was ordered to return to court Wednesday.
Fairfield police arrested both men last week in connection with a shooting that left two Fairfield men seriously injured. Both McClure and King have extensive local criminal records.
McClure was told Tuesday that authorities in South Carolina have already begun extradition proceedings against him. He has been implicated in a homicide and attempted homicide in late April in South Carolina.
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