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A 24-year-old suspect has been arrested in last week's slaying of Bryan Richard Frost, 23. Frost was walking with two other students early morning on the September 18th near 28th Street and Orchard Avenue when the suspect, Travion Terrett Ford approached and an argument turned fight began for unknown reasons. Frost was killed by his stabbing wounds.

USC campus police said that "the crime neither involved robbery as a motive nor was it gang-related, but stemmed from a dispute between the suspect and victim," in a Trojan Alert to the campus community.

They added that "a female who was with the suspect at the time of the incident is being interviewed by the LAPD as a 'person of interest.'

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From: Department of Public Safety Re: Incident Resolution Notice

In an effort to better communicate with the campus community about public safety issues, we are pleased to provide the following Incident Resolution Notice.

Notices of this nature detail instances in which DPS and/or LAPD have been able to bring a resolution to reported illegal acts affecting our community members. We look forward to providing you with more updates of this nature.


Incident: Homicide Arrest
Date: September 24, 2008 , 1600 hours
Location: LAPD Police Headquarters

Description: On September 18, 2008 at 2:30 am, the suspect and a USC student were involved in a verbal dispute which led to a physical altercation. During the altercation, the student was stabbed and mortally wounded by the suspect.

Disposition: On September 24, 2008, detectives from the LAPD Robbery-Homicide Division, Special Section arrested the suspect in connection with the homicide. Based on preliminary information uncovered by the detectives handling the investigation, the crime neither involved robbery as a motive nor was it gang-related, but stemmed from a dispute between the suspect and victim. A female who was with the suspect at the time of the incident is being interviewed by the LAPD as a "person of interest".


Sincerely,

USC Department of Public Safety

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