Alleged gang members charged in shooting of USC track star

10:59 PM, February 10, 2009
Andrew Blankstein, Times

Prosecutors announced Tuesday they have charged two alleged gang members in connection with the October shooting of a USC track star.

Travon Reed and Horasio Kimbrough, both 21, of Inglewood were each charged with one count of attempted murder with gang and gun allegations. Both pleaded not guilty.

“It’s a concern when anyone gets shot,” said Los Angeles Police Department Deputy Chief Kenneth Garner. “In this case, we had a USC athlete who was shot leaving a social gathering and was an unintended victim. We had a lot of detectives and officers working on this and feel we’ve put together a very solid case.”

Bryshon Nellum, 19, was walking out of a restaurant at Vermont Avenue near West Adams Boulevard with a few other people about 2 a.m. on Oct. 31, when several men drove by in a car. One of them may have yelled a gang slogan before opening fire, authorities said.

The 2007 high school graduate was the first athlete in state history to win six track titles. He had the fastest high school times nationwide for the 200- and 400-meter races last year, 20.43 and 45.54, respectively. Nellum was selected the Gatorade National Boys Track and Field Athlete of the Year.

If convicted, Reed and Kimbrough face a maximum of 50 years to life in state prison. Reed is being held in lieu of $2-million bail, while Kimbrough is being held without bail. Both are scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 23.

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