Victim identified in Manhattan fatal shooting, 29-year-old arrested


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Riley County Police report the victim who died from his injuries is Tanner Zamecnik. The 24-year-old was from Manhattan.



Riley County Police report the victim who was shot Friday night has died from their injuries.

Authorities are offering their condolence to the victim’s family.

Officers are also thanking the community for being cooperative in helping with the investigation.

Officials say because of the help, detectives identified and arrested the suspect in a murder investigation within 12 hours of the crime.

29-year-old, Richard Goens, from Manhattan was arrested earlier today on offenses of First Degree Felony Murder, Attempted Aggravated Robbery, Aggravated Battery and Aggravated Assault.

Goens is in the Riley County Jail on a $1 million bond.


MANHATTAN, Kan. (KSNT) – Riley County Police have taken one person into custody in relation to a shooting Friday night.

The Riley County Police Department said the person who was shot was taken to a local hospital with a potentially life-threatening gunshot wound.

A second person was also found suffering from injuries, they too were taken to the hospital but police do not believe they were shot.

The two victims were found shortly after 10 p.m. in the 1400 block of Cambridge Place in Manhattan. That’s where the Park Place Apartment complex is located.

The Riley County Police Department Emergency Dispatch Center said they received multiple 911 calls concerning the sound of a gunshot in that area.

When police responded they found the two victims and two cars that had crashed into one another. One was a silver car, the other a black jeep. In a picture sent in from the scene, it appears the driver of the silver car rear-ended the driver of the black jeep. The driver of the black jeep then crashed into the side of one of the Park Place Apartment buildings.

Officers took the subject into custody before 5 a.m. Saturday morning in the 900 block of Moro.

Investigators say they are attempting to locate pieces of a handgun that may have been disassembled in the Westloop area.

Police have not confirmed what role the two cars had in this shooting, or if they had any role at all.

No suspect has been arrested at this time.

KSNT News has a crew on the scene. We will update this story once we learn more.

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