California Community College Shooter Caught Nearly a Year After Incident

RICHMOND, Calif. – A 22-year-old male was arrested Oct. 8 on suspicion of wounding a student police aide at Contra Costa College last November.

During the Nov. 8 incident, the student aide, Edgar Rocha, was shot by Christon Parker. At the time, Rocha was trying to stop Parker from entering an area where a police officer was trying to stop an auto burglary suspect.

Parker, who had not committed a crime, was on probation and carrying a handgun. His goal was to avoid jail time, thus, he shot the unarmed student aide.

Though Rocha was wearing protective gear, the bullet still damaged his pancreas, stomach and intestines.

It took nearly a year for police to arrest Parker, who fled the scene after the attack.

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