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May 12, 2021

Teen arrested for King City murder

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

Members of the King City Police Department and Monterey County Strategic Weapons and Tactics Team served a search warrant April 16 in the 200 block of Oxford Avenue in King City, where the 15-year-old suspect was arrested and charged with murder.

At about 1:06 a.m. on March 31, officers responded to a report of gunshots fired in the area of 60 Broadway Circle in King City. There, police found an adult male on the ground who had been shot multiple times.

The victim, who was later identified as Miguel Angel Aviles, 31, of King City, died from his 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.”

The suspect, who has not been named, was booked into the Monterey County Juvenile Hall.

“The King City Police Department would like to thank the Greenfield Police Department, Soledad Police Department, Monterey County Sheriff’s Office, Monterey County District Attorney’s Office, and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, who collaborated on today’s law enforcement activities,” police said.

Ryan Cronk
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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