PARROM SHOOTING

Man charged in Parrom shooting pleads guilty

2013-02-05T00:05:00Z 2014-08-01T11:25:00Z Man charged in Parrom shooting pleads guiltyBruce Pascoe Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
February 05, 2013 12:05 am  • 

The man accused of shooting Arizona Wildcats forward Kevin Parrom has pleaded guilty to a charge of attempted murder in Bronx Supreme Court as part of an agreement that could result in a six-year prison sentence.

Jason Gonzalez, 21, was arrested on Sept. 30, 2011, six days after Parrom was shot twice while with a female friend in his father's Bronx apartment during a visit home to see his cancer-stricken mother.

Gonzalez was charged with attempted murder and four other offenses. According to a Bronx court official, attorneys on both sides agreed on a six-year sentence that may also incorporate an unrelated robbery charge, and a sentencing was scheduled for March 8.

Gonzalez's attorney, Alex Sanchez, said Monday he was "not authorized" to speak about the case. Sara Jacobson, the Bronx assistant district attorney assigned to the case, did not return a message seeking comment Monday afternoon.

Parrom declined to comment through the UA.

Gonzalez pleaded not guilty to the charges on Jan. 25, 2012, in Bronx Supreme Court and the case was adjourned five times since then until Friday's appearance. Gonzalez's first attorney, Javier Solano, said in December 2011 that "every indication" was that the case would eventually go to trial, but Sanchez took over representation of Gonzalez in 2012.

The original New York Police deposition said Parrom told police that the defendant and other males were acting together in the early morning hours of Sept. 24, 2011, when they kicked open a bedroom door and that the defendant pointed a silver firearm at Parrom.

Police said Parrom told them a struggle ensued and that the defendant pulled the gun several times, hitting Parrom once above his right knee. Parrom later told the Star he was also shot in the left hand.

Police said Parrom told them the gunshot wound caused him "bleeding and substantial pain, as well as annoyance, alarm and fear for his physical safety."

Parrom missed two months of activity with the Wildcats in the fall of 2011, making his first appearance in a game on Nov. 13, 2011.

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Pac-12 basketball standings

  Conference Overall
Team W L T PCT W L T PCT
Arizona 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Arizona State 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
California 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Colorado 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Oregon 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Oregon State 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Stanford 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
UCLA 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
USC 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Utah 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Washington 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000
Washington State 0 0 0 0.000 0 0 0 0.000

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Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Azusa Pacific at
Washington State
11/7 12:00 am
Cal Poly Pomona at
Arizona
11/9 4:00 pm
Mount St. Mary's at
Arizona
11/14 6:00 pm
Coppin State at
Oregon
11/14 10:00 pm
Detroit at
Oregon
11/17 9:00 pm
Cal-Irvine at
Arizona
11/19 7:00 pm
Oral Roberts at
Oregon State
11/21 7:00 pm
Texas-Pan American at
Utah
11/26 6:00 pm
Northern Colorado at
Colorado
12/13 4:00 pm
Washington State at
Santa Clara
12/13 8:00 pm
Grambling at
Oregon State
12/15 8:00 pm
Grambling at
Washington
12/17 9:00 pm
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