SOUTH LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A suspected gang member has been charged with the murder of a USC student who was slain during an attempted robbery in March, according to authorities.
Police say 21-year-old Victor McElhaney was gunned down about a mile from the campus at a convenience store. McElhaney was taken to a nearby hospital where he died.
Prosecutors are charging Ivan Hernandez with one count of murder while being an active member of a criminal street gang. That makes him eligible for the death penalty, according to the L.A. County District Attorney's office.
If convicted, Hernandez could face a maximum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.
A decision whether to seek the death penalty will be made at a later date.
Suspected gang member charged with the murder of USC jazz student Victor McElhaney