Man accused in deadly nightclub shooting pleads not guilty

SEATTLE (AP) — A Washington state man has pleaded not guilty after he was arrested in connection to a shooting that left one person dead and three others injured at a nightclub in Lakewood.

KOMO-TV reports 30-year-old Monroe Ezell appeared Thursday in Pierce County Superior Court, pleading not guilty to a second-degree murder charge.

Ezell was arrested Wednesday by the FBI Violent Crimes Task Force.

Ezell told the judge he didn’t do it, saying he didn’t know why he was in court Thursday. His bail was set at $2 million.

According to court documents, Terrance King died after he was shot in the back during the attack at the New World VIP Lounge on Oct. 21.

Police say they are continuing to look for other people involved in the shooting.