January 5, 2018


Released by Hali Rowland


MANHATTAN, KAN. – On Friday, January 5th, 2018 at approximately 12:30 p.m., officers with the Riley County Police Department responded to the report of a domestic situation in the 3700 block of Hawthorne Woods Circle. When officers arrived on scene, there was an active shooter situation. One officer was shot and received a non-life threatening gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital and is currently undergoing treatment.

Additional officers responded to the scene for an adult male barricaded subject. The subject was taken into custody uninjured shortly before 3 p.m., Friday. He is being held at the Riley County Jail on a $2 million bond pursuant to a charge of attempted capital murder.

In an effort to ensure transparency, RCPD has asked the Kansas Bureau of Investigation to lead the investigation into the shooting of the officer and the discharge of a firearm during the barricade incident. The Riley County Police Department Crime Scene Investigations unit will process the crime scene.

We ask for prayers for the officer involved and his family. We also ask that the public and the media please respect their privacy at this time. Thank you to all of the local emergency service agencies who assisted at the scene today.