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College student accused of shooting prostitute in Calif. motel

ROHNERT PARK, Calif. -- A Santa Rosa Junior College student has been arrested on suspicion of shooting and seriously wounding a prostitute, and his roommate is in custody on suspicion of helping him flee the scene.

Police in Rohnert Park, about 50 miles north of San Francisco, say 22-year-old Ronnie Paul Threadgill shot a 24-year-old Sacramento woman he was paying for sex at a Motel 6 on July 2. They said he also hit a man, later arrested on suspicion of pimping, in the head with a gun as he ran out of the room. Investigators believe Threadgill's roommate, 19-year-old Koa James Sibley, was the getaway driver.

The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat reports the woman was shot in the neck and leg and remains hospitalized with serious injuries.

Sgt. Jeff Justice said she has not been able to communicate with detectives.

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