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Victim Identified in Pawnee County Homicide Investigation

Michael Reynolds
Michael Reynolds

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Pawnee County Sheriff's Office are conducting a homicide investigation after a weekend shooting in Pawnee County.

On Saturday, March 30 at around 5 PM, 52-year-old Dr. Tomas Garza of Larned was shot multiple times during an argument with 67-year-old Michael Reynolds of Larned. The shooting occurred at 1219 Kansas Highway 19 South in rural Pawnee County. Garza was transported to an area hospital but died of his injuries.

Reynolds was arrested at the scene for second-degree murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He was booked into the Pawnee County Jail. Formal charges are pending.

All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The investigation is ongoing.

(Information and photo courtesy KBI.)