Police Arrest 2 in Shooting of USC Sprinter

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police say they have arrested two
men in connection with the shooting of a star University of Southern California sprinter.

The Los Angeles Police Department said Saturday that Travon Reed
and Horasio Kimbrough, both 21, were each charged with one count of
attempted murder, along with gang and gun allegations, in the attack on 19-year-old Bryshon Nellum.

The sprinter had attended a party in November when he was shot
in the legs as he was returning to his car. He survived the shooting and doctors are hopeful he can resume his track career.

Nellum was the nation's number one sprinter in the 200- and 400-meter races in 2007 and the first athlete to win California state titles two straight years in both races.

Police arrested the suspects Feb. 5.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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