February 9, 2023


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Shot fired in Aggieville, second incident of calendar 12 months

Development on Manhattan Avenue continues because the 2022-2023 faculty 12 months begins. (Archive photograph 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 informed 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 expenses of aggravated assault and legal 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 damage 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 trying to find extra info to elucidate his accidents.

Kassidy Andrist, sophomore in psychology, mentioned she avoids Aggieville due to the 2 incidents involving gunfire this calendar 12 months and others’ violent actions scare her.

“I do know that I personally would by no means get in a battle, 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 concern behind my head that I might be a bystander and get damage.”

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“I wish to remind those that these conditions nearly all the time occur round bar shut,” Wintermoore mentioned. “So even for those who simply go away a bit early, it may assist forestall you from being caught in these conditions.” 

Daniel Arenas Ramirez, graduate educating assistant in trendy language, mentioned he usually goes to Aggieville and leaves the world across the time the bars shut.

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

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

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