RCPD release name of shooting suspect, victim

MANHATTAN, Kan. (KSNT) – Eighteen-year-old Daeshawn Bryant of Manhattan, was arrested for aggravated battery with a firearm and was confined on a $50,000 bond.

This arrest stemmed from a shooting at the Hop-N-Skip convenience store at 2233 Tuttle Creek Blvd. that was reported to the Riley County Police Department at 1:04 p.m. on Wednesday via a non-emergency line.

Prior to officers’ arrival, the victim, 23-year-old Dareen Starks of Manhattan, was taken by private vehicle to Mercy Regional Health Center with a single gunshot wound to the stomach and was later transported by air ambulance to another medical facility.

The investigation into this incident continues, and due to its active nature, no further information is being released at this time. The RCPD can say that the victim and the suspect were acquainted with each other, and this was not a random act of violence.

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