May 21, 2024

Garden City man arrested for 2nd Degree Murder following fatality accident

Garden City, KS( On October 7, 2017, at 6:57 p.m. Officers of the Garden City Police Department were called to the 2400 block of Fleming St. for a reported injury accident involving a car and a motorcycle. When Officers arrived on the scene, they located Robert Becker (67) of Garden City deceased.

The investigation revealed that Becker was driving a blue 2009 Kawasaki motorcycle southbound on Fleming St. Traveling south behind Becker was a black 2002 Jeep Liberty driven by Bashir Omar (31) of Garden City. Witnesses on scene observed the Jeep rear end the motorcycle as they both traveled south on Fleming St. causing the motorcycle to crash.

After contact with Bashir, he showed signs of impairment. He was arrested and lodged in the Finney County Jail on the allegations of 2nd Degree Murder (reckless), Driving Under the Influence, and Reckless Driving.

It is believed there was multiple witnesses to this incident. The Garden City Police Department is requesting assistance from the community. If you witnessed this incident, or have information related to this incident, you should call the Garden City Police Department (620) 276-1300, If you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers (620) 275-7807, or text your tip to Garden City PD, text GCTIP and your tip to Tip411 (847411).