UPDATE: Soldier arrested in connection to Aggieville shooting

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MANHATTAN KS (KSNT) – A Fort Riley soldier has been arrested in connection to the recent shooting that occurred in Aggieville early Sunday morning.

According to the Riley County Police Department, Joshua Cummings, 20, of Fort Riley was arrested on probable cause without incident at 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 14. RCPD was assisted by Ft. Riley officials in the arrest.

A member of the United States military from Ft. Riley confirmed that Cummings is a soldier. He has been assigned to Ft. Riley since April, 2021 and has been a member of the Army since joining it in August, 2020 in Brooklyn, New York as a 91B Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic.

Cummings was arrested on the charges of attempted second-degree murder and aggravated battery. He is currently being held in the Riley County Jail in lieu of bond pending his first court appearance.

The shooting occurred at 1:30 a.m. in Tate’s Grill and left two people injured, including one K-State student. Both victims were 24-years-old with one suffering from a gunshot wound and the other from a concussion. Both were taken to Via Christi hospital with the victim suffering from a gunshot wound eventually being flown to Stormont Vail hospital.

KSNT will keep you updated on the situation.

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