Garden City police say a 31-year-old 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 was arrested in the death of 69-year-old Ernie Ortiz.

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.

KAKE-TV reports 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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