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Armed Felon Who Mugged 4 USC Students Charged With 7 Felonies Today

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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.

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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.