October 9, 2020


MANHATTAN, KAN. – On Friday, October 9, 2020 at approximately 5:23 pm, the Riley County Police Department Communications Center received a report of shots fired in the 700 block of Allison Ave in Manhattan. When officers and Riley County EMS arrived on scene, they found two adult male victims with apparent gunshot wounds. Both were pronounced deceased on scene.

The victims were identified as Skylar Havens, 19, and Javon Gray, 23, both of Manhattan, and they were known to the suspect.

Further investigation led to the arrest of Montrell Vassar, 19, of Manhattan. Vassar was arrested on the offenses of two counts of second-degree murder. Vassar is confined in the Riley County Jail on a $500,000.00 bond. No other arrests are anticipated.

Due to the ongoing investigation, no additional information will be released.