DORCHESTER (CBS) – The man charged with killing a popular gas station clerk in Dorchester was ordered held without bail Tuesday.

Kevin Williams, 21, hid behind a door as he pleaded not guilty to a murder charge at his arraignment in Dorchester Municipal Court, just across the street from the murder scene. Investigators say he shot and killed 67-year-old Jose Luis Phinn Williams at the Fabian gas station on Washington Street late Saturday night as Phinn Williams was finishing his shift.

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Kevin Williams hid behind a door at his arraignment in Dorchester Municipal Court, October 9. (WBZ-TV)

Jose Luis Phinn Williams, who was shot in the chest, would have turned 68 Monday. He leaves behind two sons, ages 27 and 18.

Margot Vazquez, the mother of Phinn Williams’ children, told WBZ-TV he was robbed at the gas station last year but he came back to the job he worked six days a week.

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Jose Luis Phinn Williams. (Family photo)

Kevin Williams’ attorney Aviva Jeruchim said her client has no prior record, “had no incentive to commit these crimes” and claimed he was “nowhere near the vicinity of the shooting.”  He is due back in court November 19.

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