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Antonio Garcia Jr, 47
Leavenworth, Kansas
July 11, 2017

Agencies: Kansas Bureau of Investigation KBI Kansas | Leavenwoth Police Department Kansas

Last updated: 5 months ago

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Officials have released the name of the man shot and killed by a Leavenworth police officer Tuesday night.

47-year-old Antonio Garcia, Jr. was the man killed in the shooting, according to a release from the Kansas Bureau of Investigations.  

Garcia's wife, Heather Garcia, 41, was arrested after the incident for interference of a law enforcement officer, concealing, destroying or altering evidence and criminal damage to property. 

The incident occurred just after 8 p.m. in the 1700 Block of Rose Street. The officer was called to the scene to investigate an alleged stolen vehicle, according to the KBI release. After making contact with Garcia, an altercation reportedly occurred and the officer fired at the suspect.