Shooting at Dodge City cowboy bar leaves 2 dead, 2 injured; suspect arrested in Oklahoma

Update: Ricardo Johary Cadena-Garcia, 36, of Dodge City, has been apprehended near Forgan, Oklahoma, authorities said.

Kansas law enforcement authorities were tracking him as he fled into Oklahoma in connection with a bar shooting that killed two men and injured two others early Sunday, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation said in an update.

The Beaver County Sheriff’s Office in Oklahoma sent deputies to search an area. They found Cadena-Garcia’s vehicle a mile and a half outside of Forgan. His pickup truck had a blown out tire and he was waiting for help from a local tire shop when deputies approached him, the KBI said.

He was arrested without incident and was booked into the Beaver County Jail where formal charges are pending.

Forgan, Oklahoma is about 80 mile south of Dodge City.

Original story: A shooting at a Dodge City bar left two men dead and another two injured early Sunday morning.

Calls came into 911 at about 1:12 a.m. for a report of a shooting at the Central Station Bar and Grill at 207 E. Wyatt Earp Blvd. in Dodge City, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation said.

Preliminary investigation found that an altercation occurred and it’s believed the shooting suspect, 36-year-old Ricardo Johary Cadena-Garcia, used a small-caliber handgun to “shoot and kill a 29-year-old man,” the KBI said in a news release.

The 29-year-old man died at the bar. Cadena-Garcia fired several more rounds that struck three other men and then fled the area, according to the KBI.

Emergency Medical Services took the three men, ages 27, 28 and 40, to an area hospital. The 28-year-old man died at the hospital, the 40-year-old man was flown to Wichita with life-threatening injuries, and the 27-year-old was treated and has been released, the release said.

The Dodge City Police Department requested help from the KBI at 1:45 a.m.

Authorities think Cadena-Garcia is heading south in a white 2011 Dodge Ram pickup truck with Kansas tag 731SBJ and is no longer in Kansas.

“Cadena-Garcia is a Hispanic male, approximately 6 foot 1 inch tall, weighing around 270 pounds,” the KBI said. “He has black hair, brown eyes, and a large black tattoo on his neck.”

The identities of the shooting victims will be released at a later time, the KBI said.

Along with the KBI, Dodge City Police, Ford County Sheriff’s deputies and the Kansas Highway Patrol responded to the shooting.

Anyone who sees the suspect or this vehicle is asked to immediately call 911. He is believed to be armed and dangerous.

Information about the shooting can be reported to the KBI at 1-800-KS-CRIME, the Ford County Sheriff’s Office at 620-227-4501, or the Dodge City Police Department at 620-225-8126. Tips can also be submitted online at or