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An ex-con accused of fatally shooting a 67-year-old man at a homeless camp in Mission Valley pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a murder charge.

Sekou Torre Bullock, 37, was arrested last Thursday on suspicion of killing Monty Proulx of San Diego, who was found dead in an open area off the 8800 block of Friars Road on the morning of April 3.

Deputy District Attorney Meghan Buckner told Judge Jay Bloom that Bullock and a companion went to the victim’s campsite in the early morning hours of April 3 to ask him for money for a tire.

The prosecutor alleged that Bullock pulled up the collar of his shirt to conceal his identity and shot Proulx once in the chest.

When Bullock was arrested last Thursday, he was in possession of a long-barreled gun similar to the one used in the murder, Buckner said.

Bullock — who has been to prison four times — faces 83 years and four months behind bars if convicted, the prosecutor said.

The judge called the defendant an “extreme danger” to the community and ordered him held on $2 million bail.

A status conference was set for April 26 and a preliminary hearing for April 30.

— City News Service

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