Teenager arrested for March shooting


KING CITY — A 17-year-old juvenile male has been arrested in connection with the March 21 shooting that injured a student in front of King City High School.

King City Police Department officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 100 block of N. Mildred Street in front of the high school at about 11 a.m. on March 21. The victim, an 18-year-old high school student, told police that he was seated in his vehicle when two male subjects appeared in front of the car. One subject pointed a gun at him and began firing before they both fled the scene, police said.

The victim was taken to Mee Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening gunshot wounds.

One of the suspects was last seen running across the high school campus and was captured on a surveillance camera. Police distributed a still photo of the suspect to local media outlets to help identify him.

“As the investigation continued, investigators were able to confirm the identity of the juvenile suspect seen running across the high school campus,” police said in a news release.

Monterey County District Attorney’s Office took over the case and filed charges against the suspect for attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and participation in criminal street gang.

The juvenile, whose name was withheld because he is a minor, appeared in court Aug. 15 and was taken into custody for the shooting as well as other local charges unrelated to this incident. He is currently being held at the Monterey County Juvenile Hall.