Accused shooter arrested in Oklahoma after killing two people and wounding others in Dodge City
DODGE CITY, Kan. (WIBW) – An Oklahoma man has been arrested after an early morning shooting over the weekend that left two men dead and two others injured.
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation says that at approximately 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 29, law enforcement officials arrested Ricardo J. Cadena Garcia, 36, in Oklahoma. He is believed to be behind the shooting that occurred earlier that morning at the Central Station Bar and Grill in Dodge City. Two men were killed and two others were injured during the incident.
KBI noted that at approximately 1:45 a.m., the Dodge City Police Department requested assistance after placing a 911 call just after 1:10. The caller reported shots fired at the restaurant at 207 E. Wyatt Earp Blvd. When law enforcement officials arrived, they found four men suffering from gunshot wounds.
A preliminary investigation concluded that a fight broke out between Cadena Garcia and the four men. He allegedly used a small-caliber handgun to shoot and kill a 29-year-old man who has not yet been identified. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Meanwhile, the KBI noted that Cadena-Garcia fired more shots that wounded three other male victims before fleeing. EMS responded and transported the three surviving shooting victims to an area hospital. However, shortly after his arrival, medical staff pronounced a 28-year-old victim dead.
A 40-year-old victim was airlifted to a Wichita hospital with life-threatening injuries while a 27-year-old victim was treated and released from a local hospital in Dodge City, KBI said.
Law enforcement officials said Cadena Garcia was spotted heading southbound and was no longer believed to be in Kansas around 10:25 a.m. He was believed to be driving a white 2011 Dodge Ram pickup with the Kansas tag 731-SBJ.
Authorities in the Sunflower State were able to track Cadena Garcia south to Oklahoma, the KBI said. The Beaver Co., Oklahoma, Sheriff’s Office assisted in the investigation and found the pickup truck just over a mile outside of Forgan. It was a swollen front tire which disabled the car.
The office noted that Cadena Garcia was waiting inside the truck for assistance from an area tire store that contacted him when law enforcement officials approached the truck. He was arrested without incident and booked into the Beaver Co. Jail pending formal charges.
As of Monday morning, Cadena-Garcia remains behind bars in Beaver Co. with no further information, including what charges he has been arrested for or a bail amount released. The names of the two deceased people have not yet been revealed.
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