On Aug. 6, at approximately 6 p.m., officers from the King City Police Department responded to a hit and run accident in the 200 block of Pearl Street. When the officers arrived on scene they located two 17-year-old Hispanic males, one of whom was struck by a red hatchback car. The car had fled the area and the other juvenile was able to move out of the way of the vehicle.
The victims stated while crossing the street, the suspect accelerated towards them. The victims said they attempted to run out of the way but the driver steered towards them, running into one of the two victims.
The two victims were admitted associates of Southern Hispanic gangs in King City and they believe they were targeted by the driver. The investigation revealed that the suspected driver was 22-year-old Zachery Giudici from King City.
Giudici was a victim of an attempted homicide on Aug. 3 at 9:35 p.m., when a gunman walked up to his vehicle parked in front of his house. Giudici was seated in the vehicle at the time, and several rounds were fired into the vehicle. He was not struck by any of the rounds that were fired. Officers say the suspect in that incident fled on foot from the area.
A be-on-the-lookout advisory was placed for Giudici and his vehicle after the incident on Pearl Street. Monterey County Sheriff Office Deputies located Giudici and his vehicle on Argyle Road in the Jolon area at approximately 10:30 p.m. He was taken into custody and his vehicle was recovered as evidence. Giudici was lodged into Monterey County Jail on charges of attempted homicide, assault with a deadly weapon, felony hit and run and gang enhancement, according to the police report.
Officers said the male injured by the vehicle was treated at Mee Memorial for abrasions and later released.The King City Police Department is actively pursuing this investigation as well as the previous shooting on Aug. 3. Anyone with further information regarding these cases is encouraged to call the King City Police Department at 386-5980 or the WeTip line at 1-800-78-CRIME. Your call will remain anonymous.