March 28, 2023

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Shot fired in Aggieville, second incident of calendar yr

Development on Manhattan Avenue continues because the 2022-2023 faculty yr begins. (Archive picture by Mena Walker | Collegian Media Group)

Aaron Wintermoore, Riley County public info officer, mentioned round 2 a.m. on Aug. 27, 2022, a foot patrol officer heard a gunshot on the intersection of twelfth and Moro Road. He then rushed to the scene.

“A number of witnesses instructed the officer there was a verbal altercation,” Wintermore mentioned. “A person then pulled out a gun and shot into the bottom.” 

The shooter was Brently Crider, a 23-year-old Manhattan resident. Police detained and arrested him on North eleventh Road, Wintermoore mentioned. 

“He was arrested on costs of aggravated assault and felony possession of a weapon,” Wintermoore mentioned. “He’s being held on a $50,000 bond.” 

Wintermoore mentioned nobody was damage within the altercation, however a separate harm occurred the identical evening round 2 a.m. 

“A person with accidents confirmed up on the hospital after two residents discovered him in an alley,”  Wintermoore mentioned. “He had extreme head accidents.”

Wintermoore mentioned the sufferer was transferred to Stormfront Vail Hospital in Topeka for additional remedy of a mind bleed and they’re looking for extra info to elucidate his accidents.

Kassidy Andrist, sophomore in psychology, mentioned she avoids Aggieville due to the 2 incidents involving gunfire this calendar yr and others’ violent actions scare her.

“I do know that I personally would by no means get in a combat, however the truth that somebody would pull out a gun after an argument is terrifying,” Andrist mentioned. “I don’t wish to go to Aggieville as a result of there’s a worry at the back of my head that I might be a bystander and get damage.”

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“I wish to remind those who these conditions virtually all the time occur round bar shut,” Wintermoore mentioned. “So even if you happen to simply go away slightly early, it will probably assist forestall you from being caught in these conditions.” 

Daniel Arenas Ramirez, graduate instructing assistant in fashionable language, mentioned he usually goes to Aggieville and leaves the realm across the time the bars shut.

“I didn’t understand violence incidents usually occur right now,” Ramirez mentioned. “I don’t wish to get caught in these conditions.” 

Wintermoore mentioned college students and Manhattan residents must be cautious in Aggieville, particularly with two violent cases occurring in a single evening. 

“There are two officers on foot patrol on weekends, and as many as doable throughout bar shut,” Wintermoore mentioned. “We even have bar checks on weekends the place officers will stroll by means of the bar.”