Tag Archive for: shooting

Nikias announces new security measures


In response to last week’s Halloween shooting, President C.L. Max Nikias announced new campus safety measures Tuesday morning, including restricting access to campus from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. and requiring anyone entering campus after-hours to show appropriate identification. Several changes to event-planning policies went into effect immediately. The new policies include banning the use of […]

Suspect pleads not guilty to attempted murder


Brandon Spencer, a 20-year-old security guard from Inglewood, pleaded not guilty Monday afternoon to four counts of attempted murder in connection with an on-campus shooting last Wednesday, prosecutors told the Los Angeles Times. Spencer allegedly opened fire after he became engaged in a verbal dispute with Geno Hall, a former football player at Crenshaw High […]

Alleged Halloween gunman charged with four counts of attempted murder


A 20-year-old Inglewood man, who was arrested last week in connection to an on-campus shooting, has been charged with four counts of attempted murder, the Los Angeles district attorney’s office said Monday. Authorities said Brandon Spencer opened fire on four people, including former Crenshaw High School football player Geno Hall, at an Oct. 31 party […]

Letter to the editor: Halloween shooting


The Black Student Assembly, Program Board, and the Undergraduate Student Government wish for the welfare, health, and recovery of everyone impacted by the incident of October 31, 2012.  The intent of the event was to create a safe, secure, and alcohol-free environment on campus for students on the night of Halloween. We did not foresee the […]

USG president, BSA director respond to shooting


Undergraduate Student Body President Mikey Geragos and Black Student Assembly Director Lamar Gary issued statements Friday in response to Wednesday night’s shooting. A man allegedly shot Geno Hall, a former Crenshaw High School football star, and three other victims in a confrontation that occurred outside of the Ronald Tutor Campus Center. Police also detained another […]

Suspect arrested in Halloween shooting


A man in conjunction with a shooting that occurred on campus Wednesday night has been arrested, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The Los Angeles Times reported the man’s identity as 19-year-old Brandon Spencer, a security guard from Inglewood, and said he has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. Spencer allegedly shot Geno […]

‘Freak or Greek’ paperwork filed under student org’s name


Scheduling paperwork for an on-campus Halloween party Wednesday night was filed under the Black Student Assembly’s name, Undergraduate Student Government President Mikey Geragos confirmed to the Daily Trojan on Friday. As more than 100 students waited in line for the party, gunshots were fired after a physical altercation between two males not affiliated with USC. […]

Eyewitness account of Halloween shooting


Rayamen Middlebrooks, 21, and Andre Shields, 20, two community college students from South Los Angeles, came to USC Wednesday night to attend “Freak or Greek” — an on-campus Halloween party — with some of their friends. Before they even made it into the event, however, they witnessed the shooting of four people. Middlebrooks said they […]

Halloween shooting: four injured after on-campus party


[This story has been updated. See below for details.] The Los Angeles Police Department has detained two suspects following a shooting that injured four people near the Ronald Tutor Campus Center at approximately 11:45 p.m. on Wednesday, according to campus authorities. Only one of the four victims is in critical condition and as of approximately […]