GCPD Media Release – Attempted Murder

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Garden City Police Department

On January 3, 2021, at around 7:00 AM, Officers of the Garden City Police Department were dispatched to the northeast part of town for a reported fight-in-
progress. As the officer arrived at the location, a woman was observed about 20 feet away, who appeared to be in distress.

Just as the officer began to approach the woman, a man, later identified as Tuan Tran (48), Garden City, ran out of his residence toward her. As the woman tried to flee from Tran, she fell to the ground. Tran had a large-blade knife in his hand as he ran toward the woman. Tran then jumped on top of the woman and stabbed
her.

The officer ran to the woman, wrestled the knife away from Tran, and pulled Tran off of her. Tran was arrested after a struggle with the officer.

The woman was transported to St. Catherine Hospital by Finney County EMS for minor injuries, where she was treated and released. Tran was transported by Finney County EMS to St. Catherine Hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries and then transported to the Finney County Jail.

The officer was also taken to St. Catherine Hospital and treated and released for
minor injuries.

An affidavit was filed requesting the charges of Attempted 1st Degree Murder and Aggravated Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer. The case has been forwarded to the Finney County Attorney’s Office for further review.

*The person(s) involved has not yet been convicted of a crime and are presumed innocent. The presumption of innocence shall continue until such time that the person(s) accused may be found guilty by a court of law. *