USC Student Assaulted, Killed Near Campus

Police believe Xinran Ji was assaulted by a group of men as he was walking home from school after midnight.

UPDATE (July 29): Two men and two minors have been arrested in connection with this assault, reports Jonathan DelCarmen, 19, and Andrew Garcia, 18, along with two minors, are believed to have gone on a crime spree and targeted the victim last week. Because the murder occurred during the commission of a robbery, the suspects could face the death penalty.

A University of Southern California (USC) Chinese engineering student was discovered dead in his apartment near campus Thursday morning.

Authorities believe Xinran Ji was assaulted by a group of males and robbed as he was walking home from a study group at school, reports the If you appreciated this article and want to receive more valuable industry content like this, click here to sign up for our FREE digital newsletters!

Leading in Turbulent Times: Effective Campus Public Safety Leadership for the 21st Century

This new webcast will discuss how campus public safety leaders can effectively incorporate Clery Act, Title IX, customer service, “helicopter” parents, emergency notification, town-gown relationships, brand management, Greek Life, student recruitment, faculty, and more into their roles and develop the necessary skills to successfully lead their departments. Register today to attend this free webcast!

Get Our Newsletters
Campus Safety Conference promo