Riley County Police identify Manhattan shooting victim

Published: Nov. 2, 2019 at 8:27 PM CDT
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Riley County Police have identified the person that died following a shooting in Manhattan late Friday night.

Tanner Zamecnik, 24, of Manhattan was found by officers in the 1400 Block of Cambridge Place suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound. He was taken to a local hospital where he later died.

A second person was injured, but RCPD says they don’t believe they were shot. That person was also taken to a local hospital.

In a release, the Riley County Police Department said, "Our condolences are with the victim who died in the shooting from last night. We would like to thank all the people we interviewed and came into contact with who were cooperative in assisting with the late-night investigation. Because of the support from the community, our detectives were able to identify, and arrest the suspect in a murder investigation within 12 hours of the crime."

Richard Goens, 29, of Manhattan was arrested Saturday on offenses of First Degree Murder, Aggravated Assault, and Aggravated Robbery.

Goens is confined in the Riley County Jail on a $1 million bond.

As part of the investigation, officers are attempting to locate pieces of a handgun that may have been disassembled and left in the Westloop area.

If you see parts of a gun in the area, you are asked to contact RCPD at (785) 537-2112.