Crime & Courts

Garden City restaurant owner killed in suspected robbery

A 69-year-old Garden City restaurant owner was found with gunshot wounds outside of his restaurant Thursday night and later died at a hospital.

Ernest Ortiz could have been shot during a robbery, the Garden City Police Department said.

According to a press release: Officers responded at 10:55 p.m. to a report of a person lying on the ground. They found Ortiz lying on the east side of the parking lot entrance at El Conquistador Restaurant. He was taken to St. Catherine Hospital.

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