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Two Garden City Men Arrested after Stabbing and Shooting Altercation

Judd Weil-News Director judd.rmmedia@gmail.com














A stabbing and drive-by shooting incident in Garden City, Kan. on March 18, led to the arrest of two people, with one being charged with attempted first-degree murder.


At 3:10 a.m., Garden City Police Department (GCPD) officers were dispatched to the area of 3rd Street and Labrador Boulevard for a reported drive-by shooting.


GCPD learned Jonathan Reyes, 24, Garden City, Kan., was driving southbound on N. 3rd Street when a vehicle in front of Reyes began driving slowly and refused to let him pass. While stopped at the intersection of N. 3rd Street and Labrador Boulevard, all occupants exited the vehicles and began arguing.


During the confrontation, Reyes allegedly stabbed Justin Cole, 37, Garden City, Kan.

When Reyes attempted to leave in his vehicle, Cole allegedly drew a firearm and shot at Reyes before leaving the area.


Both vehicles later met on Labrador Boulevard and as they passed one another, Cole allegedly fired a second round at Reyes’ vehicle, striking the vehicle, and left the area.

Officers were unable to locate Cole following the incident.


With the assistance of the Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) and Kearny County Sheriff’s Office, Cole was later located in Kearny County and taken into custody.


Cole was lodged in the Finney County Jail on the following charges:

• Attempted First-Degree Murder

• Criminal Discharge of a Firearm

• Criminal Damage


Reyes was subsequently taken into custody and lodged in the Finney County Jail. Reyes could face the following charges of Aggravated Battery and Felony Interference.


Officers are identifying a third individual being involved in the incident, and the investigation is on-going.