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 8 1 0 0.889 20 2 0 0.909
Utah 6 2 0 0.750 16 4 0 0.800
Stanford 6 3 0 0.667 15 6 0 0.714
Oregon 5 4 0 0.556 15 7 0 0.682
Oregon State 5 4 0 0.556 13 7 0 0.650
Colorado 4 4 0 0.500 11 8 0 0.579
UCLA 4 4 0 0.500 12 9 0 0.571
Washington State 4 5 0 0.444 10 11 0 0.476
Washington 3 5 0 0.375 14 6 0 0.700
Arizona State 3 6 0 0.333 12 11 0 0.522
California 2 6 0 0.250 12 9 0 0.571
USC 1 7 0 0.125 9 11 0 0.450

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Pac-12 basketball schedule

Teams Date Time
Oregon at
Arizona State
1/30 68-67
Oregon State at
Arizona
1/30 34-57
Stanford at
Washington State
1/31 88-89
Colorado at
UCLA
1/31 88-89
Utah at
USC
2/1 12:30 pm
California at
Washington
2/1 1:00 pm
Washington at
Oregon
2/4 7:00 pm
UCLA at
Stanford
2/5 7:00 pm
Washington State at
Oregon State
2/5 8:00 pm
USC at
California
2/5 9:00 pm
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