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Man Facing Charges in Manhattan Shooting Case

Todd PittengerJanuary 7, 2018

A man accused of shooting a police officer in Manhattan could face charges that include attempted capital murder.

According to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, 38-year-old Mark J. Harrison was arrested Friday afternoon at around 3 after surrendering to authorities following a barricade incident which occurred in the 3700 Block of Hawthorne Woods Circle in Manhattan.

After he allegedly shot an officer who responded to a report of a domestic disturbance, Harrison barricaded himself into his home. He repeatedly fired toward officers, who also returned fire during the barricade. No injuries occurred during the subsequent barricade incident and apprehension of Harrison.

The officer who was shot received a non-life threatening wound.

Harrison was arrested on charges that could include attempted capital murder and was booked into the Riley County Jail. This investigation is ongoing. At the conclusion of the investigation the case will be presented to the Riley County Attorney for a decision on final charges.



ORIGINAL: A Manhattan Police Officer was shot while responding to a domestic disturbance call early Friday afternoon.

According to the Riley County Police Department, during the noon hour officers responded to a report of a domestic situation in the 3700 block of Hawthorne Woods Circle in Manhattan. When officers arrived on scene, there was an active shooter situation. One officer received a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

The officer was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Additional officers responded to the scene for a barricaded subject. They were eventually able to convince the subject to surrender peacefully.

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