Accused gang member convicted in USC-area shooting


Brandon Spencer was found guilty of the shooting that left four people injured at a Halloween party in 2012. Prosecutors say Spencer was targeting a rival gang member when he shot at the crowd.

The defense maintained it was a case of mistaken identity, with Spencer's father contending his son was prosecuted in a rush to judgment to satisfy the University of Southern California and its donors.

Spencer responded angrily to the conviction Tuesday, turning over a chair and demanding deputies shoot him.

Spencer is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 21. He faces the possibility of life in prison.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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