June 5, 3 p.m.: The K-State Police Department arrested a suspect in connection with the May 9 incident near the Kansas State University Foundation building.
Erin Trent Boykin, 33, of Manhattan, is currently detained at the Riley County Jail on charges of attempted first degree murder, aggravated assault, criminal damage to property and criminal discharge of a firearm.
Per the KSUPD’s press statement, the investigation for this incident is ongoing.
The campus police confirmed that those involved in the shots fired incident were not connected with K-State.
May 10, 3:35 p.m.: In the crime log for May 9, the K-State Police identified the incident as attempted first degree murder, aggravated assault, criminal damage to property and criminal discharge of a firearm. The incident remains under investigation.
May 9, 4:10 p.m.: In a news release, the university reiterated that there are no reported injuries and no ongoing threat to campus in relation to shots fired in a parking lot north of the KSU Foundation Building this morning. The K-State Police have partnered with the Riley County Police Department for the ongoing investigation.
The release stated that a suspect has not been arrested at this time, and the KSUPD said that the “situation involved a dispute between individuals that appears to be unrelated to the Manhattan campus.”
Any witnesses to the event are encouraged to call K-State Police at 785-532-6412.
May 9, 12:40 p.m.: The K-State Police have cleared the scene at the KSU Foundation Building for normal activity. Preliminary investigation has concluded.
Per the university’s news update webpage, K-State Police may release an update with further information at 4 p.m.
Jeff Morris, @KState spokesman, says the scene is clear, but police are investigating confirmed shots fired at the Foundation building at about 11 a.m. No suspect at this time, and anyone with information is asked to call @KStatePolice at 785-532-6412.@kstatecollegian
— Rafael Garcia (@byRafaelGarcia) May 9, 2019
May 9, 11:44 a.m.: K-State Alerts has advised the campus body that the scene at the KSU Foundation is safe with no reported injuries. The alert advises the pubic to avoid the area so police can investigate the area.
K-State Alerts:Scene is safe. No injuries reported. Avoid area to allow officers to investigate the incident. Foundation staff can resume normal work.
— K-State Police (@KStatePolice) May 9, 2019
At 11:12 a.m. Thursday, reports of shots fired at the Kansas State Foundation Building on Kimball and Denison avenues alerted the campus population via the K-State Alerts system.
Officers are on the scene, and the public is advised to stay clear of the area.
People at the Foundation Building have been advised to shelter in place.
This is a developing story and will be updated as new information becomes available.
— Molly Hackett (@hackett_molly) May 9, 2019