Suspect arrested in death of Garden City restaurant owner

September 17, 2019 - 7:29 pm

Garden City police say a suspect is facing a possible first-degree murder charge after a restaurant owner was killed.

Police said in a news release Tuesday that Marcus William Roady, 31, was arrested in the death of Ernie Ortiz, 69.

Officers found Ortiz Thursday lying the parking lot of the El Conquistador Restaurant in Garden City. He had been shot several times and died later at a hospital.

Police have said the shooting could be linked to an attempted robbery.

The Kansas Department of Corrections records show Roady is on parole for drug and criminal damage convictions in Sedgwick and Finney counties.

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