Ivan Gallegos, 19, allegedly witnessed the homeless man attempting to break into multiple vehicles on USC’s Greek Row

A University of Southern California student, Ivan Gallegos, 19, was arrested for allegedly fatally stabbing a homeless man attempting to break into cars outside a fraternity house, officials report.

Gallegos allegedly saw the homeless man trying to break into several vehicles on USC’s Greek Row and intervened, according to Fox 11. Arrested on suspicion of murder, Gallegos’s bail was set at $2 million, though Los Angeles Police did not confirm a murder charge.

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Ivan Gallegos, 19, reportedly saw a homeless man trying to break into several cars on USC’s Greek Row and stepped in to stop him.

Police received a call about the break-ins, leading three USC students to confront the man, resulting in an argument. During the altercation, Gallegos allegedly stabbed the man, who later died from his injuries.

The man collapsed and died in the walkway between two fraternity houses on W. 28th Street in the University Park neighborhood, near a small homeless encampment. Police are reviewing footage from multiple surveillance cameras along Greek Row.

USC confirmed that Gallegos is a junior in the Business Administration program.