SACRAMENTO—The suspect in a brawl earlier this month at Sacramento City College, which resulted in his being stabbed and another man fatally shot, appeared for a second time in court this week before Judge Ben Davidian.
Charlie Hola, 19, appeared in Sacramento Superior Court on Wednesday, September 16, as well as Monday, September 14. Attorneys continued to sort out evidence in his alleged robbery of a Church’s Chicken on Florin Road on September 3.
Hola faces allegations of robbery and being a felon in possession of a firearm, after police say they found the weapon at his residence following the fatal fight that happened at approximately 4:00 p.m. on September 3 in the busy parking lot of the campus near Sutterville Road. Records show that Hola was previously arrested last year, when he was 18. He, along with Tevita Tikoni Kaihea and Sione Koloamatangi were arrested on July 5 of 2014 by Sacramento Police on charges of carrying a loaded firearm with the intent to commit a felony. Koloamatangi was also charged with assault with a deadly weapon.
The brawl at Sacramento City College left Roman P. Gonzalez, 25, dead of a gunshot wound, and Gonzalez’s cousin, Rico Ridgeway, 24, grazed by another round. Gonzales and Ridgeway were in a confrontation with Hola and another man described as a Pacific Islander wearing a white shirt and tan cargo shorts. The man, suspected of shooting and killing Gonzalez and grazing Ridgeway, remains at large.
Ridgeway and Gonzalez both have prior convictions that include weapons offenses.
Ridgeway made a desperate attempt to perform CPR on Gonzalez that many students recorded on their cellphones. Police arrested Ridgeway the next day for assault with a deadly weapon.
Hola was hospitalized for several days following the attack. He was released from the hospital on September 5 and booked into Sacramento County Jail.
Ridgeway, who is accused of stabbing Hola, was released from jail and returns to court on September 22.