Police: 4 arrests in killing of USC student

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Updated: 7/28 11:10 pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police say two adults and two teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of murder in the killing of a Chinese foreign exchange student from the University of Southern California.

Los Angeles police spokesman Andy Smith said Monday the suspects are being held for investigation of murder with special circumstances and other charges.

Police say a fifth suspect was arrested on suspicion of robbery and is thought to be connected to the other four.

Police say 24-year-old Xinran (SHING'-rahn) Ji was found dead Thursday morning in his off-campus apartment. Officials say the graduate engineering student was walking home from a study group when he was attacked.

In 2012, two Chinese graduate students were shot during a robbery near campus. One of two men charged with those killings has pleaded guilty to murder.

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