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Authorities to resume manhunt in Garden City


The manhunt continues in Garden City after a man pointed a gun at police officers and ran. 

Dozens of officers from several different areas were out in full force assisting with the search on Tuesday, and they will all continue that effort Wednesday morning. 

Police say an anonymous tipster called 9-1-1 Tuesday afternoon to say a suspect involved in a Monday night shootout at the Westgate Apartments was back at the complex. 

Officer Dennis Reyas responded and ended up chasing a male suspect into the woods off of Highway 21 behind Westgate, and said the suspect pointed a laser sight at him three times forcing him to take cover. 

Reyas' sergeant told him to stay put while a swarm of officers from across the county swept the wooded area in search of the gunman. 

This was the second time in one week in the same area that Reyes says he had a laser sight pointed at him.

"It's one of those things – it's you going home or them going home" said Reyes. 

Police say the suspect is still on the loose and is considered armed and dangerous. If you know anything about the suspect's whereabouts or about the crimes involved, you are asked to call CrimeStoppers at 912.234.2020.

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