The LAPD is looking into an incident in which a member of the USC campus police shot a man suspected of robbery. The man who was shot was a 24-year-old Compton resident and known felon. The incident took place near many USC sorority and fraternity homes, on 28th Street and Figueroa. According to reports, the man initially walked up to four USC students and demanded they give him money. After the students handed over what they had, the suspect fled. The students got the help of campus security who then continued to pursue the suspect. After an altercation between the security guard and the suspect, security shot the man. He was taken to the hospital but his injuries are not serious. USC campus security was likely on edge at the time of this accident because a week prior, two students were shot and killed while sitting in their car.
Being charged with a crime like a robbery is a serious offense, especially since the suspect in this case had prior convictions and was on probation at the time of the altercation. In many cases, robbery is a misdemeanor but in the case of this suspect it likely will be considered a felony if he is convicted. This man is still entitled to rights, just like you if you were charged with robbery. This man was also carrying a firearm at the time which could mean he is liable to receive weapons charges. If you or someone you know has been charged with these kinds of crimes, you need a serious attorney who is going to provide you with an aggressive defense. A Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer from Okabe & Haushalter can be the firm that helps defend you. For more information, contact a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney from our firm today.