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March 23, 2023

Second teenager arrested for March murder in King City

KING CITY — A second King City teenager has been arrested in connection with the March 31 shooting that killed a 31-year-old local man.

Members of the King City Police Department, with assistance from Salinas Police and Salinas Valley State Prison, served a search warrant on Thursday, Oct. 21, in the 200 block of Sussex Way in King City after identifying an additional suspect related to the homicide investigation.

While serving the search warrant, a 16-year-old resident was arrested and charged with the murder of Miguel Angel Aviles. The juvenile was booked into Monterey County Juvenile Hall.

Aviles, 31, was shot multiple times on March 31 at about 1:06 a.m. in the area of 60 Broadway Circle and later died from the injuries.

“Our investigation revealed the victim was in the area of Broadway Circle and River Drive when he got into an altercation with a subject,” police said in a news release. “Evidence was collected at the scene as well as from the surrounding areas.”

On April 16, a 15-year-old suspect was arrested and charged with Aviles’ murder following a search warrant in the 200 block of Oxford Avenue.

“Although an arrest was made, the investigation into the homicide investigation was ongoing,” police said.

Anyone with further information regarding this case is encouraged to contact the King City Police at 831-385-4848; Sgt. John Dow at 831-386-5969 or [email protected]; 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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