Witnesses describe Sacramento City College shooting
The stabbing victim in last week’s fatal melee on the Sacramento City College campus was released from the hospital Sept. 5 – and promptly booked into the Sacramento County jail.
Charlie Hola, 19, faces charges that include robbery and being a felon in possession of a firearm. He is ineligible for bail.
Hola was stabbed during a confrontation between two groups of men – two on each side – who got into a violent argument in a campus parking lot on Sept. 3. The man who allegedly stabbed Hola, student Rico Ridgeway, 24, was released from jail Thursday, records show. He had been arrested for assault with a deadly weapon.
During the confrontation, Hola’s companion – who has yet to be identified – allegedly fired a gun, killing student Roman P. Gonzalez – Ridgeway’s cousin – and grazing Ridgeway with a bullet. He remains at large. Police have described him only as a Pacific Islander wearing a white shirt and tan cargo shorts.
Ridgeway and Gonzalez both have prior convictions that include weapons offenses.
Ridgeway made a desperate attempt to perform CPR on Gonzalez that other students recorded on cellphone videos. Police arrested Ridgeway the next day for assault with a deadly weapon. Jail records indicate he was released Thursday.