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Armed Felon Who Mugged 4 USC Students Charged With 7 Felonies Today
An armed felon on probation accused of robbing four USC students at gunpoint early Wednesday morning was charged today with seven felonies. Jeremy Hendricks, 24, faces "three counts of second-degree robbery, one count of attempted robbery, one count of assault with a firearm, one count of possession of a firearm by a felon and one count of carrying a loaded firearm with prior convictions," according to the District Attorney's office.
Hendricks is accused of approaching the two male and two female students walking along 28th Street and pulling a gun on the foursome. He allegedly pulled a gun, and demanded the students surrender all of their stuff; three complied, while the fourth hid behind a nearby vehicle, says the DA's office.
When Hendricks left the victims, they called for help, and a USC campus security officer came to their aid.
"The two male students ran after the suspect and helped direct nearby LAPD officers to the scene. Another suspect was waiting in a nearby car," describes the Daily Trojan.
In the ensuing chase, Hendricks was shot once in the leg prior to his arrest.
Hendricks is on probation following a January conviction for possession of a deadly weapon. If convicted of all counts, he is facing more than 50 years in state prison. He is being held on $420,000 bail.