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Update: Arrest Made after Shots Fired at Cops

Jeff Garretson - June 19, 2015 10:58 am

Michael Allen Ryan was booked into the Saline County Jail early Friday morning

A man was arrested after shots were fired at Salina Police officers early Friday morning.

According to Captain Mike Sweeney, officers were sent to 31 Crestview Drive in reference to a kidnapping investigation.

“While there, numerous shots were fired,” Captain Sweeney said.

One bullet hit the rear passenger door of a patrol unit where an officer was taking cover. Police say an occupied home across the street was also struck by multiple rounds.

Police arrested 34-year-old Michael Allen Ryan on charges of attempted 1st degree murder, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated assault.

No officers fired their weapons. No one was hurt in the incident.

The investigation began after Ryan allegedly kidnapped a 15-year-old female acquaintance. Police say he pointed a rifle at a 17-year-old male at a house in the 1100 block of N. 4th and then took the female with him.

 

Official SPD Statement:

On June 19, 2015 at approximately 12:47a.m., officers were dispatched to 1119 N. 4th in reference to a disturbance involving a firearm.  Upon arrival, officers contacted a 17-year-old male, who reported that a known person, Michael Ryan, 34 of #31 Crestview, came to his residence and pointed a rifle at him.

Ryan also kidnapped a 15-year-old female (who was acquainted to Ryan) and left prior to the officers’ arrival.
Officers immediately responded to #31 Crestview where they found the 15-year-old safe and unharmed.  She was taken to the police department to be interviewed.  Ryan was not located at the residence.

Ryan later returned to his residence and officers surrounded the house.  They used a public address system in an attempt have him come out.  As officers continued to persuade Ryan to come out, several shots were fired in their direction.  One of the rounds struck the rear passenger door of a patrol car (where an officer was taking cover.)  In addition, one occupied residence across the street was struck multiple times.

No officers fired their weapons.

Ryan eventually came out of the residence armed with two firearms.  Officers confronted Ryan from cover and ordered him to drop his weapons.  Ryan complied and was taken into custody.

The Salina Police Department is requesting charges of attempted first degree murder of a law enforcement officer, shooting into an occupied dwelling, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and damage to property.

 

Original Story:

A man is arrested after shots were fired in a Salina neighborhood early Friday morning.

According to Captain Mike Sweeney, officers were sent to 31 Crestview Drive in reference to an investigation police were following up on.

“While there, numerous shots were fired,” Captain Sweeney said.

Police arrested 34-year-old Michael Allen Ryan on charges of attempted 1st degree murder, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated assault.

Police say no one was hurt in the incident.

Captain Mike Sweeney is reviewing the case and is expected to release more information on Friday afternoon.

Larry Elmquist

June 19, 2015 at 2:22 pm

Certainly not the sharpest tool in the shed, but bright enough to get a weapon permit.

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