Two Charged with Attempted Murder in Shooting of USC Sprinter

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

Two men have been charged with attempted murder in the shooting of a University of Southern California sprinter.

Travon Reed of Los Angeles and Horasio Kimbrough of Inglewood,
both 21, were each charged with one count of attempted murder with
gang and gun allegations, Deputy District Attorney Eric Harmon of
the Hardcore Gang Division said Tuesday.

Reed and Kimbrough were charged and arraigned Monday and are due
in court Feb. 23 for a preliminary hearing, the district attorney's
office said.

Bail for Reed was set at $2 million and Kimbrough was being held
without bail. If convicted, the men face a maximum of 50 years to
life in state prison.

Sprinter Bryshon Nellum was shot three times in the left thigh
and hamstring last fall after leaving a Halloween party at a
restaurant near campus. Reed and Kimbrough were arrested Feb. 5
by Los Angeles police.

Nellum had surgery and the sophomore has been working out with
hope of resuming his career. He was considered a potential Olympian
when he graduated in 2007 from Long Beach Poly High School.

Nellum was the nation's top high school 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.

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