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KING CITY — Monterey County District Attorney’s Office has announced the names of the officers who fired shots in the officer-involved shooting that occurred last Monday on Highway 101 near Soledad.

Both officers — Anthony Shaw and Cody Hughes — are employed by the King City Police Department.

Shaw has been employed as a sergeant with KCPD for three years and nine months. Before his current employment, he was a peace officer with Central Marin Police Authority for more than 13 years.

Hughes has been employed with KCPD for three months. Before his employment with King City, he was a Monterey County Probation Officer for 16 years.

After robbing three pedestrians at gunpoint in King City at about 5:30 p.m. on June 3, suspect Armando Garcia Rodriguez, 36, was pursued by police and opened fire on the officers before being shot and apprehended.

Police said the female driver — unaware of Rodriguez’s intent to rob and threatened by him — was released after questioning, while Rodriguez underwent surgery and remains hospitalized.

“At this point the office expects to file robbery and attempted murder of peace officer charges against Rodriguez, although no date is set for filing or arraignment,” stated the DA’s Office in a news release June 4. “The timing of charges will depend on Rodriguez’ condition and release from the hospital.”

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