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October 21, 2021

King City Police looking for suspect in violent kidnapping

KING CITY — King City Police is asking for the public’s help in finding a suspect who shot a man after kidnapping and robbing him at gunpoint early Wednesday morning.

According to a news release, on Sept. 15 at about 1:15 a.m., Monterey County Sheriff’s Office requested that King City officers respond to the 43700 block of Metz Road, where deputies were investigating a shooting incident that had originated in King City.

The investigation determined the victim, while in the 100 block of River Drive, was contacted at gunpoint and driven to the Metz Road area, where he was robbed and subsequently shot.

Police said the victim was able to seek assistance at a residence after being shot. He was transported to Natividad Medical Center for treatment with non-life-threatening injuries.

“This investigation is ongoing and at this time no additional information will be released,” police said.

Anyone with further information is asked to call the King City Police Department at 831-385-4848, Sgt. John Dow at 831-386-5969 or the anonymous WeTip line at 1-800-78-CRIME.

Ryan Cronk
Ryan Cronk is the managing editor for King City Rustler and Salinas Valley Tribune, a unified publication of Greenfield News, Soledad Bee and Gonzales Tribune. He covers general news for South Monterey County and the surrounding communities.
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