Homeless man fatally stabbed in USC Greek Quarter; 19-year-old arrested

A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder following a fatal stabbing on Greek Row at USC after a car burglary, Los Angeles police said.

Around 8:15 p.m. Monday, police were called to the 700 block of West 28th Street in response to a stabbing, LAPD Officer Norma Eisenman said.

Police say Ivan Gallegos, 19, confronted and fatally stabbed a man who was breaking into a vehicle. A person with the name Gallegos is listed in the USC student directory.

The victim, described as a homeless man in his 30s, was confronted by Gallegos, who pulled out a knife and stabbed him multiple times, police said.

Gallegos remained on scene and cooperated with police. He was later booked into custody on suspicion of murder and is being held on $2 million bail.

Emergency services arrived and the victim visibly died at the scene.

Homicide detectives are investigating. USC did not immediately respond to requests for comment about the off-campus stabbing attacks.

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