Three suspects deny charges in Christmas Day slaying of Victor McClinton in Pasadena

PASADENA — Three men accused of the Christmas Day murder of Pasadena community volunteer and sheriff’s employee Victor McClinton denied the charges Wednesday.
Defendants Larry Bishop, 20, of Chino, Jerron Harris, 25, of Pasadena and Gary Davis, 20, of Pasadena, entered not guilty pleas in Los Angeles Superior Court, court officials said.
Bishop and Harris, who are accused of being the triggermen in the fatal Dec. 25 shooting in the 1900 block of Newport Avenue, are charged with murder, attempted murder, shooting at an inhabited dwelling and being a felon in possession of a firearm. They are also accused of the special circumstances of shooting from a vehicle and committing the crimes for the benefit of a street gang.
Davis is accused of being an accessory after the fact.
All three were ordered back to court Feb. 15 for a preliminary hearing setting, court officials said.
The court will also hold hearing on requests by Davis to have his case separated from the other two defendants, as well as to have his bail reduced, officials added.
McClinton, a 49-year-old Pasadena man worked as a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department law enforcement technician and founded a nonprofit youth sports league in Pasadena. Police said he was an innocent bystander who was fatally shot by a bullet intended for another man.
The intended target of the victim, described as a 24-year-old gang associate, was wounded in the attack, police said.
County booking records show Bishop and Davis were being held without bail, while Davis’ bail is $1 million.

Facebook Twitter Reddit Tumblr Linkedin Email