Police respond to a Halloween-night shooting at USC. A suspect pleaded not guilty Monday to four counts of attempted murder.
A 20-year-old Inglewood man accused of opening fire outside a Halloween party on the USC campus pleaded not guilty to four counts of attempted murder Monday.
Brandon Spencer was arraigned in Los Angeles Superior Court, where a judge set his bail at $2.04 million at the request of prosecutors. Cameras were not permitted in the courtroom.
Spencer was arrested shortly after gunfire broke out late Wednesday night near a "freak or Greek" party sponsored by the University of Southern California's Black Student Assembly. About 400 people were at the event at the Ronald Tutor Campus Center.
Spencer allegedly opened fire on a former Crenshaw High School football star, Geno Hall, who was wounded but expected to survive. Hall is a student at West LA College.
Three other people, none of them USC students, suffered wounds authorities called non-life-threatening. They were identified by prosecutors as Mysson Downs, Thomas Richie and Davonte Smith.
Police had said a dispute between two non-students prompted the shooting. Only students with USC identification were supposed to be allowed in the party, according to the university's policy.
The charges include the allegation that the shooting was carried out to benefit a street gang.
Spencer faces life in prison.