Mars Court shooter identified
by Denise Ellen Rizzo
Nov 09, 2012 | 5617 views | 8 8 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The 16-year-old Lathrop boy charged with allegedly shooting a 17-year-old teen outside of a birthday party in October has been identified as Ka’ron Hudson, according to Deputy District Attorney Ron Indran.

Hudson is being charged in San Joaquin County Superior Court on charges of assault with a firearm, use of a firearm in commission of a felony and inflicting great bodily injury. He was arraigned in superior court on Oct. 24 in Department 36.

Indran, who was assigned the case after it was determined Hudson would not be tried in the juvenile court system, revealed the teen’s name in an email on Friday, Nov. 9. Tracy police had previously declined to release his name because it is department policy to not identify a suspect who is a minor, even if that person is being charged as an adult.

According to police, the shooting took place around 11 p.m. on Oct. 13 outside of a Sweet 16 Birthday party that was being held at 3502 Mars Court, Ste. 141.

The shooter, later identified as Hudson, allegedly fired three to six shots into a crowd of people as they ran following an argument between two groups of men outside the party, police said.

The 17-year-old was shot once in the back of his right shoulder. He was taken to Sutter Tracy Community Hospital on the night of the shooting and released a few days later. He is expected to make a full recovery from his injury, but police said the bullet would have to be surgically removed at a later date.

Also arrested on the night of the shooting was Daniel Garcia, 19, of Tracy.

Garcia was seen speeding away from the party area by police, who stopped him on Tracy Boulevard after a brief chase. He told officers he was driving the injured teenager to the hospital. He was charged with evasion and possession of narcotics for sale.

According to a clerk at the Manteca Branch of San Joaquin County Superior Court, all charges against Garcia were dropped by Deputy District Attorney Lon Hansen during a hearing on Nov. 5.

Hudson is due back in Stockton court for further arraignment at 2 p.m. on Nov. 15 in Department 36. He’s being held at the San Joaquin County Juvenile Hall in French Camp.

Contact Denise Ellen Rizzo at 830-4225 or drizzo@tracypress.com.

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doors17
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November 12, 2012
lil21, Obviously you’re connected in some way with the shooter, either family or friend. One would hope that no explanation would be needed to know the difference of making a mistake and committing a crime. As far as judging others the final answer will be determined by a Judge and jury.
backinblack
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November 12, 2012
lil21, I'd like to politely suggest redefining what you consider a mistake, purposely firing a gun at a crowd of people doesn't qualify in my book.

As long as we have people who will look at criminal acts like shooting someone as a mistake, or come out with the oh but he or she is such a good kid - other than shooting someone, this kind of thing will become more acceptable as an oh well event.

When we stop being outraged and lose the will to punish criminals to the fullest extent of the law we all lose as a society. I believe we are at a point where there should be one and done crimes, murder someone, rape a child, sorry, you are permanently out of the game, bye bye.

backinblack
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November 10, 2012
I've always believed in the case of violent crime mug shots should be published even if the suspect is a minor. I think it's safe to assume the victim doesn't care about the age of the person pulling the trigger, committing the rape, etc.
crap1210
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November 10, 2012
Now don't be silly. They wouldn't dare put his photo in the Tracy Press. He has rights. Don't worry, he lives in Lathrop and those that live in Lathrop never come to Tracy!
mrmnfallacy
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November 09, 2012
...could we get a photo posted of the thug and his parents? Thanks
lil21
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November 11, 2012
I believe everybody makes mistakes in life, and those kids who attend with other people lives don't think in that moment but they going to have a lot of time in the juvenile to regret what they did and also I believe not one has to judge others mistakes we are human and as a human we have mistakes...
mrmnfallacy
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November 11, 2012
...lil21, aw yes...the usual 'everyone makes mistakes' excuse. Almost everyone has fired a gun into a crowd of people before so what's the big deal you ask...? The mistake here was his parents not having aborted this thug before he was born. When will we start holding parents accountable for the criminal behavior of what they breed into society?


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