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Stabbing victim in Sacramento City College melee held without bail

Witnesses describe Sacramento City College shooting

Video and photographs by Renée C. Byer, produced by Andrew Seng
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Video and photographs by Renée C. Byer, produced by Andrew Seng

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.

Hudson Sangree: 916-321-1191, @hudson_sangree

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