May 29, 2020 5:05 PM

Police: SW Kan. suspect fired gun at car with child inside

Posted May 29, 2020 5:05 PM
Paxson photo Garden City Police
Paxson photo Garden City Police

FINNEY COUNTY —Law enforcement authorities are investigating a drive-by shooting and asking the public for help to locate a suspect.

Just after 2a.m. Tuesday, police responded to 700 East Hazel Street in Garden City for report of a drive-by shooting, according to police Sgt. Lana Urteaga.

The residents had returned to their residence after running an errand and noticed a suspicious vehicle.

The driver pulled up next to their vehicle and fired a gun at them, according to Urteaga. The victims had a small child in the vehicle.

The suspect later identified as 18-year-old Jalen Paxson of Garden City fled from the scene. 

Police are asking the public to help locate him. He is described as 6-foot tall and weighs approximately 200 pounds.

He is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on Paxson is asked to contact police.