Garden City homcide ruled self-defense

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Published: Aug. 18, 2022 at 12:06 PM CDT
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GARDEN CITY, Kan. (KWCH) - Update: Garden City police and the Finney County Attorney’s Office have determined a stabbing that happened early Thursday morning to be a matter of self-defense. Therefore, no arrests should be made and no charges will be filed, according to the police department.

If additional evidence comes to light indicating the stabbing death of 58-year-old Robert Gallardo Molina was not justified by self-defense, the Garden City Police Department and the Finney County Attorney said the case will be re-evaluated to determine if charges should be filed at that time.

Molina died on Thursday after police said he forced his way into a home and was involved in an altercation with the man living there. The man stabbed Molina. He was taken to St. Catherine Hospital, where he later died.

A 58-year-old Garden City man was killed in a stabbing early Thursday after police say he forced entry into a home.

At around 5:30 a.m. police were called to the 400 block of E. Santa Fe for a reported stabbing. There, they found Robert Gallardo Molina injured inside the home. He was taken to St. Catherine Hospital, where he later died.

An investigation by Garden City Police determined that Molina forced entry into the home and was involved in an altercation with a man living there when Molina was stabbed. The resident has been detained, but no arrest has been made and the investigation is ongoing.