Arrest made in weekend shooting case

Following the investigation of a shooting which occurred on 4/25/22 at 2311 S. Locust Street,  the Grand Island Police Department Tactical Response Team served a high risk search warrant  last night (4/26/22) at 1404 John St. in Grand Island at about 6:00 pm.  

The result of that warrant was the arrest of Vincent Nagel, a 40 year old Grand Island male, who  was arrested for Criminal Attempt of 1st Degree Murder, Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm, Use of  a Firearm to Commit a Felony, Possession of a Weapon by a Prohibited Person, Possession of a Controlled Substance (meth), and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  

These charges were the result of the investigation in which it is alleged that Nagel fired a  handgun at 31 year old Joaquin Garcia, narrowly missing him, and striking an occupied  structure.  

Also contacted and arrested during the warrant were 20 year old Grand Island male Alex Cruz, who was arrested in reference to a Flight to Avoid incident also reported on 4/25/22 involving a  vehicle belonging to Nagel, and Ryan Fuentes, a 32 year old Kearney male, who was arrested  on numerous unrelated Hall County Warrants.  

Portions of this investigation are still underway. However we now work with the knowledge that  the great work involved in this investigation and warrant service, will result in a safer community  while that happens.  


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