KBI Takes Over Manhattan "Police Involved Shooting"

In an afternoon news conference, The Riley County Police department released new information into a 9-1-1 emergency that left US24 closed for a time Tuesday morning, due to what is now reported as an officer-involved shooting.

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (KMAN/WIBW) -- The Riley County Police department released information on the 9-1-1 emergency that left US24 closed for a time Tuesday morning an left one man shot in what is now reported as an officer-involved shooting.

Riley County Police Director Brad Schoen said when officers arrived at the Quality Inn and Suites on East Poyntz, they observed a man discharging a gun outside of the hotel.

Schoen said Officers ordered the man to stop firing and drop the weapon, but when he failed to obey directives and continued firing, officers returned fire hitting the subject multiple times.

Officers provided first aid and summoned medical assistance.

Officials have not released names of the shooter or the officers involved. The unidentified man was reportedly transported to Mercy Regional Hospital for treatment of his gunshot wounds. No officers or bystanders were reported injured.

Because officers were involved in the shooting, The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is handling the investigation.

Earlier today, KMAN radio interviewed a woman who identified herself as Linda Kinyon, the mother of the man who was shot.

Kinyon told KMAN, that her son had been life-flighted after what she called a domestic altercation at the Quality Inn.

She said her son is a contractor in Wamego and in his 30′s. She describes her son as hard-working, and with two children.

Kinyon says the Quality Inn is a familiar location to her, even though she lives in Oklahoma, as she says that’s where the family stayed when her son was married.

Kinyon told KMAN her son was planning to visit her in Oklahoma for Christmas with his children.

She claimed that her son doesn’t carry weapons, but does hunt turkeys, elk, and deer–and takes his children hunting. She says she doesn’t understand why he would have to be shot and that he isn’t a bad person.

13 news will report new details as they become available.

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