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Arraignment postponed for May shooting suspect

By The Mercury

The arraignment hearing for a man charged with aggravated battery stemming from a shooting at a Manhattan convenience store was postponed on Tuesday because of a scheduling gaffe.

Though Daeshawn Bryant, 18, showed up for the hearing in Riley County District Court, his attorney, Lora Ingels was absent.

Authorities accuse Bryant of shooting Dareen Starks, 23, at about 1 p.m. on May 7 at the Hop-N-Skip convenience store, 2233 Tuttle Creek Blvd.

Bryant reportedly shot Starks in the stomach after Starks approached him near the vacuum area of the convenience store’s car wash. Starks was critically wounded but survived.

At Bryant’s preliminary hearing last month, Ingels said Bryant shot Starks in self-defense.

Judge David Stutzman scheduled Bryant’s arraignment to be continued to Sept. 22.

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