Matthew Moore pleads not guilty to the murder of Ronnell Reaves

At his arraignment on Friday, Matthew Moore pleaded not guilty for the killing of 22-year-old Ronnell Reaves in January.

Moore, 32, is charged with first-degree murder for a double shooting that left Ronnell Reaves dead and another male in critical condition.

On Jan. 17, police found Reaves’ body inside a car in front of 640 14th Place, NE. According to charging documents, Moore told police that Reaves threatened to kill him if he didn’t assist Reaves in a robbery. Moore explained that he fired the gun as a result of their struggle and argued that it was self defense. However, surveillance footage at the time of the murder did not show a struggle before or during the murder. Eyewitnesses at the scene were able to identify Moore as the shooter.

Moore was arraigned in court on Friday, and is being held without bond. During his arraignment, he pleaded not guilty to the charge and is scheduled for a status hearing in January.

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