Manhattan man arrested for Sunday shooting

MANHATTAN (KSNT) – One man is in jail Monday after a shooting incident left one person injured early Sunday morning.

Police in Riley County responded to a report of multiple shots being fired in the area of 11th Street and Fremont Street in Manhattan on Sunday at approximately 1:35 a.m.. Police were told that a black male wearing a dark blue jacket and a shirt with a white design on it was observed fleeing from the area and possibly armed with a handgun.

Officers made contact with a male subject matching the aforementioned description shortly after arriving on scene and gathering pertinent information about the crime. Police say the subject immediately fled through the Manhattan City Park causing police to give chase on foot. Police apprehended the subject near the intersection of S. Manhattan Ave. and Houston Street.

Riley County Police Dispatch learned of a gunshot wound victim who had received medical attention at Mercy Regional shortly after the incident was reported. Officers met with the victim and confirmed that a gunshot wound to the leg was received at the intersection of 11th Street and Fremont. Police say the injury was not considered life threatening and that person was later released from medical care.

Detectives conducting follow-up investigation were able to confirm that a stray bullet had entered an apartment complex located at 1011 Fremont Street. No injuries were reported at this location.

Twenty-one-year-old Dontay Tabron was arrested in regard to the offenses of aggravated battery (great bodily harm) and criminal discharge of a firearm (into an occupied dwelling) after what police believe was originally a verbal altercation between the two while in Aggieville earlier that night. Tabron was arrested while at the Riley County Police Department and given a bond of $30,000.

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