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LAPD arrests four suspects in Viterbi student murder


The Los Angeles Police Department held a press conference at 4 p.m. Monday to announce the arrest of four suspects in connection with the murder of USC graduate student Xinran Ji. According to LAPD Commander Bill Scott of the South Bureau, Johnathan DelCarmen, 19, and Andrew Garcia, 18, were arrested and will be charged with […]

Graduate student found dead in City Park Apartments


A 24-year-old Chinese male graduate student was found dead Thursday morning on the fourth floor of City Park Apartments on W. 30th Street and Vermont Avenue. According to LAPD Sergeant Barry Montgomery, LAPD Southwest division received a radio call from an ambulance at 7 a.m. Thursday to investigate a death. When officers arrived, they discovered the […]

Vigilante cop doesn’t deserve admiration


After six bloody days in which four people were killed, former Los Angeles Police Department officer and accused murderer Christopher Jordan Dorner’s body burned in a cabin in Big Bear. It’s quite difficult to pick just one insane moment from his murderous rampage: Was it his merciless killing of an LAPD officer’s daughter and her […]

Chicago violence deserves media attention as well


It’s been nearly two months since the events of the horrific Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting took place. Since then, those across all forms of media have dissected the story from every possible angle — composing and recomposing the narrative of events so as to help make sense of such a vile and surreal act. […]

Suspects arrested for the deaths of USC graduate students


The Los Angeles Police Department arrested two men Friday afternoon believed to be responsible for the fatal shooting of two international graduate students in April, LAPD Detective David Garrido said. Garrido said the suspects, who are scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday, are Bryan Barnes, 20, and Javier Bolden, 19. Though the suspects, who are being held […]

Parents of shooting victims file suit against USC


USC will move to dismiss a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of two international graduate students who were fatally shot off campus last month, according to a statement released on behalf of the university. The 15-page suit filed Wednesday states that the university makes false assertions about safety Ming Qu and Ying Wu, […]

USC tragedy demands unity, not division


On Wednesday, graduate students Ying Wu and Ming Qu were fatally shot in front of Wu’s residence west of campus. The university has delivered a heartwarming response to the shooting. But varying community responses have also highlighted campus divisions. Wu and Qu were international students from China — and that fact has received more attention […]

In Photos: LAPD/USC press conference


LAPD and USC held a press conference Friday to announce a $125, 000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect or suspects responsible for the deaths of graduate students Ying Wu and Ming Qu. The LAPD deputy chief, USC administrators, and Wu’s host mother spoke at the conference.     […]

Victims’ families will travel to Los Angeles


The families of two international graduate students who were fatally shot have been granted visas to travel from China to the United States, said Michael Jackson, vice president for student affairs. Jackson said the parents and some extended family members of both victims should arrive within the next several days. The director of the Viterbi […]