2 arrests made in soldier’s shooting

By The Mercury

Two men were arrested in connection with the Saturday shooting of a Fort Riley soldier in Junction City, police said.

Angel L. Colon, 33, of Junction City, was arrested on charges of attempted second-degree murder.

Thomas C. Aven, 25, a Fort Riley soldier, was arrested on the charges of aggravated battery and aiding a felon, according to a report from the Junction City Police Department.

The charges stem from the shooting of another Fort Riley soldier, Jeffrey Bragg Jr., 20. Emergency personnel responded to a call at about 2 a.m. Saturday. They were sent to the Shell Station at 1808 N. Washington St in Junction City. They learned that Bragg had been shot in the parking lot of Club Rose, 851 Grant Ave.

Bragg was taken to Geary Community Hospital and then transferred to Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka in serious condition.

Colon and Aven were confined without bond at the Geary County Detention Center. Police are still investigating the incident.

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