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April 18, 2014: Inglewood Man Sentenced For Halloween Shooting on USC Campus

Greg Risling, Public Information Officer
(213) 257-2000

An Inglewood man was sentenced today to 40 years to life in prison for opening fire at a Halloween party on the USC campus two years ago, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Brandon Spencer, 21, was convicted in February of four counts of attempted murder. Jurors also found true weapons and gang allegations.

Prosecutors said Spencer shot and wounded four people, including former Crenshaw High School football star Geno Hall, outside a party sponsored by the Black Student Assembly on Oct. 31, 2012.

The evidence presented at trial shows that Spencer and Hall, a Rollin’ 40 Crips member, had an ongoing feud over social media fueled by their gang rivalry.

Neither Spencer nor any of the four victims attended USC at the time of the shooting.

The case was tried by Deputy District Attorney Antonella Nistorescu of the Hardcore Gang Division and investigated by USC’s Department of Public Safety and the Los Angeles Police Department.